Three Little Pigs - An Architectural Tale
By Steven Guarnaccia
"Three Little Pigs - An Architectural Tale" is inspired by the architecture of Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Something is different in this retelling of the classic story about the trio of pigs. Both the wolf and the readers are in for a surprise:)
Once upon a time - as the famous opening goes - there were three little pigs who lived in a big house resembling the Gamble House designed by the famous architects Greene and Greene.
One day the three pigs said good-bye to their mother and went off to make their way in the world.
Though the wolf is as cunning as ever the pigs are anything but typical. They're creative, with a flair for architecture and design. Their new homes - made of scraps, glass, or stone and concrete - are inspired by signature houses of three famous architects: Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Each house is filled with clever details, including furnishings by the architects and their contemporaries.
The first little pig decided to build a house of scraps.
The second little pig decided to build a house of glass.
The third little pig decided to build a house of stone and concrete.
But the big bad wolf lurks nearby and will do anything he can to have them for a meal!
The author Steven Guarnaccia is chair of the illustration department at Parsons the New School for Design.
Last updated: December 20, 2013