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Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay

November 13, 2004 - May 30, 2005

 

Exhibition checklist

 
 
The New Way Things Work
From Levers to Lasers, Windmills to Websites
A Visual Guide to the World of Machines -- Illustrations for The New Way Things Work 1998
 
Whoops! Too Fast
Early Work on the Rotation of the Earth
 
The Inclined Plane: On Capturing a Mammoth
 
The Wheel and Axle: On the Grooming of Mammoths
 
Gears and Belts: On Early Mammoth Power
 
Pulleys: On Milking a Mammoth
 
Springs: On a Mammoth Harvest
 
Floating: On Transporting a Mammoth
 
Printing: On a Mammoth Mint
 
Magnetism: On Shoeing a Mammoth & On a Mammoth Clothes Dryer
 
Adding Colors and Subtracting Colors
 
Locks and Keys
 
The Plow and The Zipper
 
Levers in Action
 
Grand Piano & Manual Typewriter
 
The Wheel and Axle at Work & Hydroelectric Turbine
 
Worm Gears (Electric Mixer and Speedometer) and Lawn
 
Drills and Augers
 
The Stapler & Car Suspension
 
The Windsurfer and the Yacht
 
The Toilet Tank
 
The Spray Can & The Fire Extinguisher
 
Thermostats & Thermometers
 
Gasoline Engine
 
Steam Power
 
The Jet Engine
 
Rocket Engines
 
Nuclear Fission & Nuclear Fusion
 
Lighting & Light Bulb
 
Mirrors & Endoscope
 
Binoculars & Microscopes
 
Papermaking
 
String and Percussion Instruments
 
Microphone & Electric Guitar
 
The Record Player
 
The Tape Recorder
 
Radio Receiver and Radio Signals
 
Disk Drive
 
The Two-Way Switch
 
Microchip
 
Flight Simulator
 
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
 
Big Ideas!
Looking at Architecture with David Macaulay
 
Gargoyles 1972
Studies for Cathedral
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Studies for Cathedral 1972
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Sketchbook 1973
Studies for Cathedral
Mixed media on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Soon the Wood and StoneBegan to Arrive at the City's Port 1973
Illustration for Cathedral
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
When the Foundation was Complete, Work Began on the Walls 1973
Illustration for Cathedral
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
In Novemberthe Finished Stonework was Covered with Straw and Dung 1973
Illustration for Cathedral
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
By 1331 the Carpenters and the Roofers had Completed Work on the Spire 1973
Illustration for Cathedral
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Huge Colored Banners Were Hung From the Triforium 1973
Illustration for Cathedral
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The People of Chutreaux had Constructed theMost Beautiful Cathedral
in all of France 1973
Illustration for Cathedral
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Both The Amphitheater and the Theater were Finished 1974
Illustration for City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Pharoah's Eternal Home was Finished 1975
Illustration for Pyramid
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
It Could Hardly be More Amazing than the Real Underground 1976
Illustration for Underground
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Drawbridge Connected the Castle to the Stone Ramp 1977
Illustration for Castle
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Structure Was to be Taken Down Floor By Floor in the Reverse Order
in Which it had Been Built 1980
Illustration for Unbuilding
Ink on paper
Collection of the Artist
 
Malone Took Particular Delight in the Mill's Mansard Roof 1983
Illustration for Mill
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Masons Built an Arch Over Every Window and Door Opening 2003
Illustration for Mosque
Ink, pencil and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
By Autumn, the Seven Bays of the Portico were Beginning to Take Shape 2003
Illustration for Mosque
Ink and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Each Bay of the Portico Would Support a Dome 2003
Illustration for Mosque
Ink, pencil and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Prayer Hall Grew Steadily Within its Man Made Forest of Scaffolding 2003
Illustration for Mosque
Ink, pencil and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The First Months of 1598 Were Unusually Mild, Allowing Work to Proceed Without Interruption 2003
Illustration for Mosque
Ink, pencil and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Cheers RoseWhen the Gilded Crescent was Finally Added 2003
Illustration for Mosque
Ink, pencil and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Following Ablutions, the Entire Entourage Moved from the Sardirvan to the Portico 2003
Illustration for Mosque
Ink, pencil and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Bathed in Light Filtering in Through Countless Pieces of Colored Glass, They Slowly Moved Across the Sea of Carpets 2003
Illustration for Mosque
Pencil and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
 
Journey Books
 
One Day A Young Lamb Accidentally Turned on a Television 1985
Illustration for Baaa
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Schools Were Established 1985
Illustration for Baaa
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Sheep Marched into Town to See Their Leaders 1985
Illustration for Baaa
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Remaining Leaders Were Unnecessary 1985
Illustration for Baaa
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Desperate Dan Escaped from the Train 1987
Illustration for Why the Chicken Crossed the Road
Gouache and ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Mr. FletcherPromptly Called the Fire Department 1987
Illustration for Why the Chicken Crossed the Road
Gouache and ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Seeing Things 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Udder Chaos 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Journey Will Take All Night
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
A Waiting Game
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Boy Can Just Make Out What Looks Like a Row of Boulders 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Ask Any Farmer 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
You Can't Move Rocks by Just Shouting at Them 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
That Train Will Be Slightly Delayed 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
They Float Off the Tracks 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Choir Festival 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
When the Last One is Gone 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
They're No Easier to Find at Night 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
He Sees Them Standing Beside the Train 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Train is Now Arriving on Platform One 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
What a Journey You Must Have Had 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
They Always Come Back 1990
Illustration for Black and White
Ink and gouache on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Albert, June and Friends 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
To Save Time, They Will Take the Shortcut 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
June is Very Hungry 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
A Rope Blocks Their Path ­ But Not for Long 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Their Wagon is Soon Empty 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
They Are Home Before Dark 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Heading Straight for the Cathedral Town of Fauxville 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
And Just in Time 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Train Rolls on Toward the End of the Line 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The End of the Line 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
It is Still a Long, Long Way 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
By the Time She ArrivesShe is Out of Luck 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
There is Only One Place Left to Look 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
It Finally Comes to Rest at the End of the Beach 1995
Illustration for Shortcut
Ink, marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
She is Getting Close, Appian Way 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
She is Circling the Most Famous Amphitheater in the World, Colosseum 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
She Narrowly Escapes a Disastrous Encounter, Cornice, Palazzo Farnese 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
She is Soon Comforted by the Sight and Smell of Food, Campo dei Fiori 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Rudely Interrupted by a Careless Scooter 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Rudely Interrupted by a Careless Scooter 1997
Study for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
A Sudden Collision Sends Her Reeling 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Perhaps the Scenic Route Was Not Such a Good Idea 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
She Descends Towards and Open Door, Pantheon 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Blinding Sunlight and Imposing Granite Columns, Pantheon 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Slightly Bruised, She Considers Entering the Daily Sleeping Contest, Pantheon 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
She Firmly Resolves to Stay on Course, Piazza de Sant'Ignazio 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
A Marble Scroll Inspires More Athletic Behavior, The Gesù 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Two Squawking Birds Remind Her to Avoid the Dog 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Man Removes the Strip of Paper from Her Leg 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Yes 1997
Illustration for Rome Antics
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Angelo Cleared Away the Tangle of Sticks and Feathers 2002
Illustration for Angelo
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
At First He Mistook Her for Another Abandoned Nest 2002
Illustration for Angelo
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
He Scooped the Helpless Creature Up in His Hat 2002
Illustration for Angelo
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
But You Sleep on the Terrace 2002
Illustration for Angelo
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
She Would Stop By and Watch Angelo Work 2002
Illustration for Angelo
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
He Saw That for the First Time in Months She Was Happy 2002
Study for Angelo
Ink on paper
Collection of the artist
 
He Saw That for the First Time in Months She Was Happy 2002
Study for Angelo
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Pigeons Come for Angelo 2002
Study for Angelo
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
 
Building Ship: The Artist's Process
 
Maria Sousa is Beginning to Feel the Strain 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Suddenly She Releases the Line and Hovers Above the Encrusted Anchor 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
While Most of the Vegetation Grows at Random, the Gorgonia
is an Exception 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Team is Back on the Site Early the Following Morning 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Pencil, ink and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Replyis both Speedy and Troubling 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Pencil, ink, and collage on paper on paper
Collection of the artist
 
As the Equipment is Being Loaded for the TripA Fax Arrives 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Pencil, colored pencil, and collage on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Stevens and Keiffer Witness the Carnage 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
All Measurements Must be Accurately Recorded 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Precious Cargo 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Pencil, ink and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Artifacts are Soaking in Tanks of Solution 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Pencil, colored pencil, and acetate on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Many of the ArtifactsHave Become Cemented 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Pencil and acetate on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Two More Trips are Made to the Site 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Pencil, colored pencil, and acetate on paper
Collection of the artist
 
I Have Found What Looks Like a Journal or Diary 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Mixed media on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Seventh Day of January1504 1993
Illustration for Ship
Ink and marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
We Passed this Rainy Afternoon Reviewing the List of Timbers Required
for the Hull 1993
Illustration for Ship
Marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Guadalquivir River Does All the Work 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Marker and pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
José and His Able Apprentices were Already Shaping the Keel 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Marker and pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Yard is Very Busy These Days 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Marker, pencil, and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The First of Magdalena's Ribs Have been Assembled
and Hoisted into Place on the Keel 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Marker, pencil, and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Last of the Ribs are in Place 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Marker, pencil, and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Keelson is Notched to Fit Snugly Over Every Floor 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Marker and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
They Painstakingly Measure and Trim Each Plank 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Marker and pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Ship Glided Whole into the Same River 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Marker, pencil, and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
I Arrivedto See the Mainmast Being Raised Above its Hole
in the Center of the Deck 1993
Illustration for Ship
Marker on paper
Collection of the artist
 
The Long Horizontal Yardsare Made Up of Two Pieces of Timber
Bound Together 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Marker and pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Two Wagons Arrived Bearing Magdalena's Sails 1993
Illustration and study for Ship
Marker, pencil, and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
We Have Arrived in Sanlúcar 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Marker, pencil, and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
Our Prayers for a Fair Wind Have Been Answered 1993
Illustration and studies for Ship
Marker, pencil, and colored pencil on paper
Collection of the artist
 
 
Ephemera
 
Boyhood Photographs
 
Studio Objects including model ships, collectibles and travel mementos, and prints
 
Honors and Achievement Awards including the Caldecott Medal, National Endowment of Humanities Medal, and James Smithson Award, as well as a primary school handwriting certificate, and Rhode Island School of Design undergraduate and honorary degrees
 
Sketchbooks
 
Foamcore architectural models
 
Reference photographs and materials

Wall and label text from the exhibition:

Introduction
Big Ideas! Looking at Architecture with David Macaulay
Building Ship: The Artist's Process
Journey Books: The Evolution of Ideas

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