Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How things work

Amazing illustrations from David Macaulay's 1976 book, Underground

The Latin term Magnum Opus refers to a literary or artistic masterpiece, perhaps the greatest single work of a writer, composer or painter. The staggering amount of meticulous research and complicated drawings David Macaulay has undertaken in his astounding books The Way Things Work, Cathedral, Pyramid, and Unbuilding confirms the term can also apply to a body of work.

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