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Guarnaccia Puts A Modern Twist on An Old Classic

Steven Guarnaccia, an internationally renowned illustrator and chair of Parsons BFA Illustration program, has taken the classic tale of The Three Little Pigs and given it an architecturally inspired, modern twist in a new children's book published this summer. Here, the story is set among houses by iconic 20th-century architects Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank Gehry. The architects live within their famous buildings of glass, stone, mortar, and brick, featuring objects designed by a number of international architects and designers, and fight to keep the wolf from blowing down their houses.

Guarnaccia's Three Little Pigs serves as a child’s introduction to the world of architecture and design, and even contains a glossary explaining the various renowned design objects within the story. It is a follow up to his award-winning recreation of another childhood classic, Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Tale Moderne, in which Goldilocks finds contentment in an Eames LCW chair. The Three Pigs is published in Italian and English by contemporary art book publisher Corraini. For more information, visit the Corraini website .