Take a world tour of stunning architecture, from Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow to the Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. Each magnificent color spread features a picture of the same building on both pages, but with 20 differences between the original on the left and the altered image on the right. The international array of sites includes Saint Peter’s Basilica, New York’s Chrysler Building, the Painted Ladies in San Francisco, China’s Forbidden City, the Las Hijas Santuary in Ipiales, Colombia, the Taj Mahal, Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the Buqshan Hotel in Yemen, and the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Look at two photos side-by-side and find 20 differences. In the process, you are seeing photos of famous works of art and architecture. These would be a fun add-on to a unit study! I like that the student has to look at the photos so carefully. Some of the differences jump out at you, but they have to look deeper to find them all. It could be a good pair activity or an independent one. The Architecture book includes: the Forbidden City, Versailles palace, the Taj Mahal, Hagia Sophia, Alhambra and more. The Masterpieces book includes: a Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Seurat, Christ Presented to the People by Massys, Fantasy Interior with the Family of Jan Van Goyen by Steen, the Kiss by Klimt, the Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch and more. There is some nudity in the period paintings. ~Sara