Motel of the Mysteries

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Houghton Mifflin, Oct 1, 1979 - Humor - 95 pages
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"David Macaulay . . . is a superb craftsman and an imaginative writer and illustrator . . . His new book is a marvel of imagination and a comfortable satire. He projects a time when our civilization will have been buried . . . As always with Mr. Macaulay's books, wonderfully illustrated." -- New York Times Book Review

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

An illustrated novella telling the story of archaeologists in the far future excavating the North American country of Usa. Focuses on a "burial site" (a motel room) and illustrates and speculates ... Read full review

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User Review  - ex_ottoyuhr - LibraryThing

It was once observed that if the standard terminology of archaeology was applied to the 20th century, we would speak of the 1945 invasion of Europe by the Washing-Machine People. This book takes that insight and runs with it. Read full review

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About the author (1979)

David Macaulay was born on December 2, 1946 in Lancashire, England, but moved to Bloomfield, New Jersey when he was 11. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Before becoming an author and illustrator, he worked as an interior designer, a junior high school teacher, and instructor of interior design at RISD from 1969 to 1973. His first book, Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, was published in 1973. His other books include City, Castle, Pyramid, Mill, Underground, Mosque, The Way Things Work, Rome Antics, Shortcut,and How Machines Work. He has received numerous awards including a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1991 for Black and White and the Washington Children's Book Guild Award for a Body of Non-Fiction Work in 1977. He won the Royal Society young people┐s book prize for the best science books for children for his book How Machines Work.

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