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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Children's Book of the Moment

Chair in the Illustration Department at Parsons New School and former Art Director for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, Steven Guarnaccia reimagines the protagonists in his version of the Three Little Pigs in guises familiar to architects:

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As the publisher describes: "Frank Gehry, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright are in fact the main protagonists of this contemporary tale with other renowned architects in their houses of scraps, of glass and of stone and mortar. In their famous buildings they live among objects designed by some of the most internationally representative architects and designers. But one day the wolf pays a visit to them..."

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(Spotted in CCA Bookstore's July PDF listing.)

4 comments:

  1. Would you like me to walk over and pick up a copy for you?

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  2. EKP - Not yet...at least I'm guessing it will be at some point.

    chicagomontreal - For me or EKP? I can't speak for the latter, but we've yet to read the little one "Roberto, The Insect Architect." She's got a little time before she's beyond chipboard books.

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  3. it is so funny and it symbolises the presence of animal which looks very tricky and gorgeous. It gives a lot of encouragement among the children.

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