Castle by David MacAulay (1982, Paperback)
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|The word "castle" conjures thoughts of mystery, romance, intrigue and grandeur. When Caldecott-winning illustrator David Macaulay first published Castle in 1977, however, the word gained added significance to readers and art lovers around the world. In this first ever stand-alone full-color edition, Castle, is lavishly reborn in digitally finished drawings rendered with felt-tip markers and colored pencils. Factual and artistic details shine in light of newly researched information. Together, art and text remind us that a castle's true wonder lies in the physical effort required to construct it and in the enduring spirit that inspired its design. With characteristic zest and wit punctuating his illustrations, David Macaulay painstakingly retraces the step-by-step planning and construction of Lord Kevin's fictional castle where architecture enthusiasts and curious readers of all ages will marvel at the staggering possibilities of human imagination and ingenuity.|
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.
eoeTo his many fans, David Macaulay is nothing less than America's Explainer-in-Chief.e e" Providence Journal In this first-ever standalone full-color edition, Castle is lavishly reborn in digitally finished drawings rendered with felt-tip markers and colored pencils. Factual and artistic details shine in light of newly researched information. With characteristic zest and wit, David Macaulayretraces theplanning and construction of Lord Kevine(tm)s fictional castle. Architecture enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the staggering possibilities of human imagination and ingenuity.
|Number Of Pages||80 pages|
|Publisher||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company|
|Grade From||Fifth Grade|
|Grade To||Ninth Grade|
|Age Range||10 - 14|
|LC Classification Number||UG405 .M18|
|Illustrated by||David MacAulay|
|"To his many fans, David Macaulay is nothing less than America's Explainer-in-Chief."|
"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."
* "No mere colorization of the black-and-white originals of the first two books [ Castle and Cathedral ](thank goodness!), the all-new, often breathtaking images have been drawn by hand and then digitally colored."-- Kirkus, starred review
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- rbmd99Feb 26, 2008by
I really like the layout of the book and purchased it because i have a love for medieval history and castles
- jsnhullNov 8, 2006by
Castle by David Macaulay
Typical Macaulay, which is to say, absolutely brilliant! Any and all of his books are recommended. Was reminded of this prize-winning author's work by an interview aired on NPR. Instant classic!
- mnllj7Oct 2, 2009by
The book is a great book, it has alot of information about castles, how they are built and different kinds, the only thing that i would like better about the book is if it were color. The black and white takes away from the overall apperance.