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David Macaulay is the author of many books, including the architectural series, Cathedral (1973), Pyramid (1975), Castle (1977), and Mosque (2003). His celebrated book, The Way Things Work (1988), shows the reader how things are made, but conveys complex technical information as to how and why they function. He has also produced many picture books, including Black and White (1990.) Other books include City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction (1974), Underground (1976), Unbuilding (1980), Mill (1983), Ship (1993), Building Big (2000), and Angelo (2002), among many others. His work has been featured in a PBS mini-series as well as in museum exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe.
Macaulay received a B.Arch. (1969) from the Rhode Island School of Design. He worked as an interior designer, high school art teacher and instructor in RISD's Department of Illustration.
Macaulay has earned a host of awards: the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, the Washington Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, and a Dutch Silver Slate Pencil Award. He was a two-time nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and is the recipient of the Bradford Washburn Award, presented by the Museum of Science in Boston to an outstanding contributor to science.
The Way David Macaulay Works: Finding Ideas, Making Books and Visualizing Our World
as author at MIT World Host: MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences,