David Macaulay: Artist at Play by Will Hillenbrand

MacArthur fellow David Macaulay was born in England in 1946; his family moved to New Jersey in 1957. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), spending his fifth year in Rome. He then earned a degree in architecture. The book that inaugurated his brilliant series on architecture and engineering was the 1973 Cathedral(revisited twenty-five years later). Macaulay’s many awards include the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards; the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; the Christopher Award; and the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. Will Hillenbrand, himself a renowned illustrator, visited Macaulay in his studio in Vermont.

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