View Full Version : Children's books - a great source of beautiful building cutaways.

08-13-2010, 04:04 AM
I was at the local children's bookshop shopping for my 2 year old and came across these two gems in the history section (which I bought for her when she turns older - in the meantime I'll er..use them as references). I might try a cutaway for this month's challenge, but it does require artistic / drafting talent....eeek!

See inside Castles - An Usborne Flap Book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inside-Castles-Usborne-Flap-Books/dp/0746064462#reader_0746064462)
A Street through time (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Through-Time-History/dp/0751355356)

08-19-2010, 03:02 AM
I know what you mean. I was thinking about doing a cutaway at some point but they can get kind of complex and so far I just haven't attempted it yet. Pretty cool books though.

08-19-2010, 03:23 AM
I imagine they've been posted before but the David Macaulay stuff is pretty good too:
Think he's got some others as well.

If you like sci-fi I think Dorling Kindersley has a line called Incredible Cross-Sections covering most of the Star Wars series. Don't know if they have them for other things but I bet they do.

08-19-2010, 04:26 AM
Wow those David Macaulay books are great. I've ordered a couple from Amazon. Thanks for tip mearrin!

08-19-2010, 04:30 AM
NP. They're truly awesome in every way. :) I saw Castle when I was a teenager at best (can't remember when for sure) and I remember looking at it for hours on end. Pretty sure it went back to the library with a hefty fine. I think they might have made one or two of them into PBS shows (our public broadcasting or "educational" network here in the states).