Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of creating her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles, especially when she wanted to design buildings that curved and swooped like natural objects rather than sticking to lines and columns. Still, she stuck by her motto, "the world is not a rectangle," and now you can see the buildings Hadid has designed all over the world.
Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect's life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter! With poetic text and vivid illustrations that depict some of Hadid's most famous projects, this book reminds kids that a different perspective can be a powerful thing.
"A visionary architect from Iraq gets well-deserved attention in Winter's new picture-book biography about a woman of courage whose ideas and persistence influenced the world....The illustrations in this portrait are fresh and spare, highlighting the concepts behind Zaha's designs. As in Winter's other picture books, the use of color, shape, and pattern in the artwork pairs beautifully with the straightforward text to tell this intriguing story." -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
|Publication Date||Aug 22, 2017|
|Publisher||Beach Lane Books|