Once upon a time there were three little pigs who lived in a big house in the forest... The tale of The three little pigs is set by Steven Guarnaccia among houses by great architects of the XXth century. Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright are in fact the main protagonists of this contemporary tale with other renowned architects in their houses of scraps, of glass and of stone and mortar. In their famous buildings they live among objects designed by some of the most internationally representative architects and designers. But one day the wolf pays a visit to them...
As for Goldilocks and the three bears, Steven Guarnaccia re-designs a classical among tales for children from an architect and designer’s point of view, by realizing mixed-media illustrations with precise strokes and clear and harmonious colours. Also, in endpapers one can find a useful list of the renowned design objects which appear in the story, in order to find and recognize them by glancing through the book. ... and they lived happily ever after.
Steven Guarnaccia is an illustrator and a designer. He lives and works in New York. His works appear in many newspapers, such as The New York Times, where he worked for three years as art director of the Op-Ed page. He has worked with MoMA and has designed jewelry, watches, rugs and wall paintings for firms such as Acme, Swatch and Disney Cruise Lines. He has published many collections of illustrated palindromes, books for children and pop-up books. He has been a long-time collaborator with Abitare and publishes books with Edizioni Corraini. He is now in charge of the Illustration Department of Parsons The New School for Design.