Castle: Revised and in Full Color  -     By: David Macaulay
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Castle: Revised and in Full Color

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2013 / Hardcover

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David Macaulay's Castle takes readers inside the architecture and culture of castles in his classic careful and meticulous style. This revised edition now features full-color art with delightful artistic details shining through each page, along with newly researched information. Following the step-by-step planning and construction of the fictional Lord Kevin's castle, architecture enthusiasts, history buffs, and medieval history lovers will marvel at the magnificent works of the past. 80 pages with glossary, hardcover with dust jacket.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 10.88 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0544102266
ISBN-13: 9780544102262
Ages: 10-14

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Publisher's Description

“To his many fans, David Macaulay is nothing less than America's Explainer-in-Chief.” —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 Macaulay retraces the planning and construction of Lord Kevin’s fictional castle. Architecture enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the staggering possibilities of human imagination and ingenuity.  

Author Bio

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

Editorial Reviews

    "Clearly labeled diagrams; a detailed, complete, and informative glossary; and the use of full-color spreads to bring the buildings and their inhabitants or parishioners to like make these excellent additions."
    School Library Journal

    "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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