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The World in Crosshatch
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Among this year’s just-announced MacArthur Fellows is David Macaulay, the author of the great illustrated books “Castle” and “Pyramid” and (most recently) “Mosque.”

Like many other boys inclined towards nerd-dom, I pored over Macaulay’s books as a kid — just absolutely picked the pages apart. I’m sure I didn’t realize at the time what an influence they were having. It’s impossible to spend any time with those books and not come away forever interested in design, architecture, systems, and history — you know, all the good stuff.

September 19, 2006 / Uncategorized

2 comments

Boys?! girls too! I loved City!

And don’t forget The Way Things Work. Never before or since has there been a better explanation of the importance of mammoths in all modern technology.

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