(1946 - )
David Macaulay is a British-born American illustrator and writer. His most famous works have been graphic, nonfiction children’s books about architecture and engineering, some of which have been adapted as public broadcasting hybrid documentaries and animated film dramatizations. For his contribution as a children’s illustrator he was U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1984 and 2002.
The Amazing Brain (1984)
What is the human brain like? The authors provide an actual and a metaphorical picture of it.
An elderly plasterer makes friends with an injured pigeon while restoring the facade of a Roman church.
The sheep inherit the earth, but don’t do any better than the proud with it.
Big Fat Little Lit (2003)
A collection of short comic book stories by various authors and illustrators.
Black and White (1990)
A surrealist exercise with four simultaneous, possibly interconnected stories going on. Too clever by half? or The (Caldecott) Emperor’s New Clothes?
Building Big (2000)
A survey of large engineering projects.
Building the Book Cathedral (1999)
A look at the process of writing and illustrating the author’s first book.
Built to Last (2010)
A detailed account of the construction of a new castle and town on the Welsh marches.
A detailed explanation of the building of a castle and town on the Welsh marches. This edition is in color.
Castle: How it Works (2012)
A simplified version of the author’s original Castle.
A close look at how cathedrals were built.
The construction of a great Gothic cathedral, now in full color.
Children and Books (1991)
A survey of children’s literature.
A detailed study of Roman city building.
A detailed look at the three power generation sources used by the Tennessee Valley Authority - hydroelectric, coal burning and nuclear.
Eye: How it Works (2013)
A look inside the eye.
For Our Children (1991)
This is an anthology of poetry, song and rhymes with illustrations by noted children’s illustrators.
A collection of cartoons on architectural themes.