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1 Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology PHOTO ARCHIVE Slideshow: Press Enter to proceed to next slide or wait for automatic transition. Announcing the latest Evans Library display…. The Books of David Macaulay!

2 PHOTO ARCHIVE All images David Macaulay Black and White Shortcut The New Way Things Work Cathedral Ship The New Way Things Work Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

3 PHOTO ARCHIVE Award-winning author and illustrator, David Macaulay in his studio Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

4 PHOTO ARCHIVE Photos: Kathy Turner Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology Ship model created by Gary Lang

5 PHOTO ARCHIVE …Like the recent movie Titanic, Macaulay uses the present day as a portal to the past--first recounting a diving expedition that leads to the discovery of Magdalena, a fictitious 15th- century wooden ship embedded in a treacherous reef near the Bahamas. Overcoming obstacles from pirate treasure hunters to government bureaucracy, the excavation team manages to piece together the intriguing but ultimately tragic story behind the 400-year-old caravel. Finally, the team hits pay dirt when the ship owner's 1504 diary is miraculously discovered in an archive library in Spain's Seville. At this point the narrative switches into the past, allowing the reader to witness the building of the ship through the voice of the ship's owner--and experience the heart-wrenching escalation of the owner's hopes and dreams. This is what Macaulay does best--highlighting and interweaving the human story that fuels the creation of an object, while masterfully visualizing the event with detailed, historically accurate illustrations... -Gail Hudson for Amazon.com­ Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

6 PHOTO ARCHIVE This delicate-looking wood structure, designed by a Florida Tech student, is capable of withstanding 200 lbs. of weight. Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

7 PHOTO ARCHIVE A wonderous [sic] portfolio that has to be seen to be savored-or even believed for that matter. Here are the plans for the Tower of Pisa - on a skewed drafting table, the Eiffel Tower tipped over across from the Seine, the ruins of a McDonald's stand following some future Vesuvius, the disastrous meeting of the Great and Lesser Walls of China, and many other gems. – Amazon.com review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

8 PHOTO ARCHIVE Designed by David Macaulay, this map of The Kingdom of Bhutan (much reduced in size) acted as the end papers for the largest book ever printed: Bhutan. The book measures 5 x 7 and weighs 150 pounds. Source: http://www.kottke.org/04/10/bhutan-book Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

9 PHOTO ARCHIVE "Is it a fact--or have I dreamt it--that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?" …The award-winning author-illustrator--a former architect and junior high school teacher--is perfectly poised to be the Great Explainer of the whirrings and whizzings of the world of machines, a talent that landed the 1988 version of The Way Things Work on the New York Times bestsellers list for 50 weeks. Grouping machines together by the principles that govern their actions rather than by their uses, Macaulay helps us understand in a heavily visual, humorous, unerringly precise way what gadgets such as a toilet, a carburetor, and a fire extinguisher have in common. - Karin Snelson, Amazon.com review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

10 PHOTO ARCHIVE Somewhere in the Italian hills, a homing pigeon is released. She soars quickly and follows an old road, which (of course) leads to Rome. So begins Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Macaulay's visually festive journey that tracks the whimsical flight of a homing pigeon through the archways, over the terra-cotta rooftops, and between the columns of this most ancient and vibrant city: "Instead of traveling directly to her destination, which is standard pigeon procedure, she decides to take the scenic route." Macaulay's angle of vision pans back and forth between the pigeon's-eye view and that of a roaming cinematographer. The effect is a kaleidoscope of whirling, swooping, dizzying images that must resemble flight itself. - Amazon.com review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

11 PHOTO ARCHIVE Black and White is an interesting title for a book that aims to prove there's no such thing as black and white. But read on and you will see that irony and playful deception are running themes in this multidimensional, nonlinear picture story, which was awarded the 1991 Caldecott Medal. In it, a normal-looking cow contains a robber literally pointing at one of the plot's various possible outcomes, which remain tentative as long as they are formulated by young readers. Seeing new angles and clues every time they open the book, these readers will probably astound adult onlookers with their excitement and ease at navigating the unknown in a literary medium akin to interactive multimedia. - Amazon.com review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

12 PHOTO ARCHIVE This new book - inspired by three classic, award-winning books [Castle, Cathedral, and Mosque] - reveals the how and why behind some of the most fascinating and enduring structures humankind has ever created. Macaulay has revised texts based on new research, created gorgeous new drawings, in some cases wholly re-imagined scenes from the booksbringing Castle and Cathedral to life in full-color for the very first time. The resulting illustrations add to the readers understanding of these buildings, capturing intriguing new perspectives and a depth of detail in structure and atmosphere. - Amazon.com review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

13 PHOTO ARCHIVE David Macaulay connects the seemingly unconnected in this playful, witty collection of overlapping stories. Young readers must listen and watch carefully in order to track one story's clues that later pop up in another story. For example, Albert and his horse June take a shortcut over the railroad tracks on their way to sell melons at the market. Because they get there so early they are able to go home sooner than planned. Three chapters later, Albert and June's efficiency leads to another character's disappointment... and even a run-in with the law. Then there's poor Professor Tweet, who runs afoul of a hot-air balloon ride. But a few chapters later we discover that Professor Tweet's misfortune has led to another man's most excellent fortune! Macaulay's characters are thoroughly engaging, such as the horse June, who wears curlers in her mane and likes to kick back in front of the TV… A funny, child-friendly shortcut into the study of cause and effect. - Gail Hudson on Amazon.com Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

14 PHOTO ARCHIVE Photo: Kathy Turner Source for above review: Emilie Coulter on Amazon.com Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

15 PHOTO ARCHIVE It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization. – Amazon.com review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

16 PHOTO ARCHIVE …With great patience and respect for minute detail (not unlike the creators of the early pyramids), Macaulay explains the sometimes backbreaking tasks of planning, hauling, chiseling, digging, and hoisting that went into the construction of this awe-inspiring monument. Just when the narrative teeters on the edge of textbook doldrums, Macaulay brings us back to the engaging human drama of death and superstition. This respectful blending of architecture, history, and mysticism will certainly satiate pyramid-passionate children as well as their obliging parents… – Amazon.com review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

17 PHOTO ARCHIVE Source for review in this image: School Library Journal Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

18 PHOTO ARCHIVE Source for review in this image: School Library Journal Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

19 PHOTO ARCHIVE Photo: Kathy Turner Source for review in this image: Amazon.com review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

20 PHOTO ARCHIVE Photo: Kathy Turner Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

21 PHOTO ARCHIVE Source for review in this image: Publishers Weekly review Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

22 PHOTO ARCHIVE The Gothic cathedral is one of humanity's greatest masterpieces--an architectural feast that couldn't help but attract the attention of renowned author- illustrator David Macaulay. Once an architectural student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Macaulay glories in the intricacies and beauty of structure, as evidenced in his masterful pen-and-ink drawings in critically acclaimed children's books such as Castle, Pyramid and Rome Antics. He begins Cathedral in 1252, when the people of a fictitious French town named Chutreaux decide to build a cathedral after their existing church is struck by lightning. We first meet the craftspeople, then examine the tools, study their cathedral plans, and watch the laying of the foundation. Week by week we witness the construction of this glorious temple to God. Macaulay intuitively hones in on the details about which we are the most curious: How were those enormously high ceilings built and decorated? How were those 60-foot-high windows made and installed in the 13th century? And how did people haul those huge, heavy bells up into the skyscraper- high towers? Thanks to Macaulay's thorough, thoughtful tribute to the Gothic cathedral, not a stone, turret, or pane of stained glass is left unexamined or unexplained. - Gail Hudson for Amazon.com Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

23 PHOTO ARCHIVE It has been twenty-six years since the publication of Cathedral, which introduced readers to David Macaulays unique gift for demystifying even the most complex of concepts. Building the Book Cathedral includes the content of Cathedral in its entirety. Here Macaulay traces the evolution of the creative process in building that first book from initial concept to finished drawings. He introduces the basic elements of structure and sequence. He explains why one angle of a drawing is better for conveying an idea than another. He shows how perspective, scale, and contrast can be used to connect a reader with concepts, and how placement of a picture on a page can make a difference in the way information is communicated. From the inside cover, Building the Book Cathedral Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

24 PHOTO ARCHIVE Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

25 PHOTO ARCHIVE Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

26 PHOTO ARCHIVE Patrons view a closed caption video of David Macaulay. They learn more about the display with a complimentary brochure and bookmark. Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

27 PHOTO ARCHIVE A PowerPoint presentation adds additional flavor to the display. Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

28 PHOTO ARCHIVE Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology

29 PHOTO ARCHIVE Display photos unless otherwise indicated: Joanne Savage © 2011 All mammoth images in slideshow David Macaulay Photo slide 3 – of David Macaulay Norman Rockwell Museum Photo slide 29 of David Macaulay Julie Brigidi-Bristol Workshops Photo Archive presentation by Joanne Savage Please press Escape key to return to website. Florida Institute of Technology – Evans Library The Books of David Macaulay September 2011 – December 2011 ©Florida Institute of Technology


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