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The drawings of David Macaulay are powerful visual storytellers. Trained as an architect, Macaulay has long been fascinated by large-scale constructions and his accessible illustrations teach viewers to see and understand architecture. Macaulay's unique brand of visual archeology not only peels back exterior facades and interior walls to reveal what is beneath them, but his drawings show how a building is designed and constructed from the ground up, making the inaccessible, accessible. This exhibition will feature Macaulay's original architectural drawings from 'Cathedral,' 'City,' 'Pyramid,' 'Underground,' 'Castle,' 'Unbuilding,' 'Mill,' 'Building Big' and most recently, 'Mosque.' The exhibition will explore the process behind the artistry of his work and focus on four elements that make Macaulay's drawings a success: his visual research, inventive perspectives, ability to reveal structural realities and playful imagination. Macaulay's fun and engaging style will also inform a series of family-friendly activities designed to reinforce each of the four main themes.

Added by alykat on July 2, 2007

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