David Macaulay

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photoFor years, David Macaulay has delighted armchair architects with his beautiful drawings and precise explanations of the craft of building. His new book, "Mosque," explores the construction of a fictional, but typical, mosque in 16th century Istanbul.

The idea for "Mosque," was hatched before September 11, 2001, but the attacks gave new life to Macaulay's fascination with some of the world's most thrilling buildings. In "Mosque," Macaulay follows the politics, planning and process of constructing a mosque, and delves into Islamic tradition and the cosmopolitan makeup of Istanbul in the 16th century.

Click the "Listen" link to hear author David Macaulay talk about his most recent book, "Mosque."


David Macaulay, author and illustrator of "Mosque", "Cathedral", "Pyramid", "Mill", and "The Way Things Work", among other books.

This program aired on November 13, 2003.


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