Buildings from around the world, designed by men and women of diverse backgrounds, find their way into Hale’s newest book, DREAMING UP – a collection of concrete poems, recognizable structures from around the world, and the interesting constructions that spring from children’s imaginative play.
Inspired by a Modern Architecture art history course she’d taken and a visit to Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, it wasn’t long before Hale began noticing the similarities between a child’s playful experimentation with sand, blocks, blankets and more and the buildings of architects from around the world. She writes, “…it became a fun challenge to think of the many ways kids build, and then buildings that corresponded to their building play.”
Relevant sources for those interested in researching further, as well as summary information about the architects and each of the buildings represented are included in the final pages.
For more, read an interview with Hale about DREAMING UP.