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Language: English
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The author of the book: David Macaulay
Edition: Ploegsma
Date of issue: 1990
ISBN: 9021611333
ISBN 13: 9789021611334
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Another reviewer commented that this book is not as interesting as Macaulay's other work on cathedrals, pyramids, etc., because the subject matter in this book is too contemporary. My thoughts are almost diametrically opposed. I think castles, pyramids, etc., while definitely fascinating, are interesting insofar as they are irrelevant to 21st century existence. As for the mundane marvels detailed in this book, though, we would be lost without them, and Macaulay reminds us of that uncomfortable fact. For example, where does the water come from when we turn on the tap, and where does our waste go when we flush the toilet? What is going wrong when the street in front of our house backs up with rain water? And when Mom gets to work on the subway, just where is she traveling? All these unbeautiful, taken-for-granted, and all-too-essential aspects of modern urban existence are hidden out of view deliberately, yet this doesn't mean they are any less wonders of the built environment than the more ostentatious engineering achievements of humankind. This book literally shows the reader why.


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Ebook Ondergronds: het verhaal van onzichtbare constructies read Online! David Macaulay, born in 1946, was eleven when his parents moved from England to Bloomfield, New Jersey. He found himself having to adjust from an idyllic English childhood to life in a fast paced American city. During this time he began to draw seriously, and after graduating from high school he enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). After spending his fifth year at RISD in Rome on the European Honors Program, he received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and vowed never to practice. After working as an interior designer, a junior high school teacher, and a teacher at RISD, Macaulay began to experiment with creating books. He published his first book, Cathedral, in 1973. Following in this tradition, Macaulay created other books—including City, Castle, Pyramid, Mill, Underground, Unbuilding, and Mosque—that have provided the explanations of the how and the why in a way that is both accessible and entertaining. From the pyramids of Egypt to the skyscrapers of New York City, the human race’s great architectural and engineering accomplishments have been demystified through Macaulay's elaborate show-and-tells. Five of these titles have been made into popular PBS television programs.


Reviews of the Ondergronds: het verhaal van onzichtbare constructies


HARLEY

A useful book to free yourself from negative emotions and joy.

BLAKE

Why do you ask me to write a phone?

EMILY

From disgust to delight!

KIAN

An interesting book, not like the other

SKYE

One of my favorite




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