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Mosqueby David Macaulay
Synopses & Reviews
An author and artist who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern people, David Macaulay here reveals the methods and materials used to design and construct a mosque in late-sixteenth-century Turkey. Through the fictional story and Macaulay's distinctive full-color illustrations, readers will learn not only how such monumental structures were built but also how they functioned in relation to the society they served. As always, Macaulay has given a great deal of attention to the relationship between pictures and text, creating another brilliant celebration of an architectural wonder.
"The meticulous pen-and-ink drawings are delicately tinted to help distinguish the different structural elements and bring the building to life, both in process and in completion. Magnificent." Kirkus Reviews
Following in the tradition he established with Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction and in the many books he has published in the thirty years since, David Macaulay provides explanations of the how and the why in a way that is both accessible and entertaining. His work has earned numerous accolades, including a Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, and a MacArthur Grant, and many fans around the globe. With Mosque, he turns his talents toward the magnificent structures of the Ottoman Empire.
About the Author
David Macaulay is the author and illustrator of many exciting and unusual books for readers of all ages, including Building Big, the companion book to the successful PBS Series, the international bestseller The New Way Things Work, Caldecott Medal-winner Black and White, and Caldecott Honor Award-winners Castle and Cathedral. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Mr. Macaulay lives and works in Rhode Island.
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