The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.
About the Author
David Macaulay received his bachelor of architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design. In January 1973, Macaulay went to France to work on the first of his more than twenty-five books, "Cathedral". He then constructed a colonial Roman town ("City", 1974), erected monuments to the Pharaohs ("Pyramid", 1975), dissected the maze of subterranean systems below and essential to every major city ("Underground", 1976), built a medieval fortress ("Castle", 1977), and dismantled the Empire State Building ("Unbuilding", 1980). Macaulay is perhaps best known for "The Way Things Work" (1988). It was followed by "Black and White" (1990) for which he won the 1991 Caldecott Medal. A revised edition of "The Way Things Work" was published in 1998 followed by "Building Big", "Mosque", and "The Way We Work" (2008).
"What David Macaulay can draw -- churches, cities, pyramids -- he does better than any pen-and-ink illustrator in the world. Castle once again goes through a brick-by-brick assembly, employing cross-hatches and thin black lines to evoke a medieval place and period." Time Magazine