City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay

By David Macaulay

Urban charts the making plans and development of an imaginary Roman urban, 'Verbonia.' Macaulay specializes in the success of effective and rational urban making plans. His brilliantly individualistic drawings catch the fundamental caliber of the Roman personality, the power to organize.

David Macaulay is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose books have bought hundreds of thousands of copies within the usa on my own, and his paintings has been translated right into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered various awards together with the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn e-book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's booklet Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he used to be the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given "to motivate humans of remarkable expertise to pursue their very own artistic, highbrow, inclinations." exceptional layout, very good illustrations, and obviously provided info distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives along with his kinfolk in Vermont.

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A native of Alexandria in Egypt, Appian was born in the early years of the second century ad. He developed a great admiration for Rome, eventually acquiring Roman citizenship and moving to the city, where he wrote a history of Rome in twenty-four books, in Greek. Appian’s main work was as an advocate, and he had a consuming interest in the details of administration and finance. When he died in the 160s, he had started to write a manual on the military and financial organization of the Empire. Using many other sources to compile his history, Appian preserves information from historical works that are now unfortunately lost.

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