Young Frank, architect storybook narrates the adventure of a creative kid who lives in New York with his architect grandfather Old Frank and their dog Eddie. Written by award-winning author and illustrator Frank Viva and published by MoMA, the book is part of a collection that aims to bring architecture closer to young readers. “Young Frank is going to be a great architect one day!” said Mr. Gehry, “Eddie is a really cute dog” commented at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Spread from "Young Frank, Architect" published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artwork © 2014 Frank Viva.

Spread from “Young Frank, Architect” published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artwork © 2014 Frank Viva.

Young Frank architecturizes pretty much everything under Old Frank disapproval. But after visiting the Museum of Modern Art and having discovered the work of their omonimous colleagues Gehry, Lloyd Wright and others, granpa and nephew go home and get creative finding a common ground. At the end of the day, Young Frank feels a little older, and Old Frank feels a little younger… And a little wiser too.

Spread from"Young Frank, Architect" published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artwork © 2014 Frank Viva.

Spread from”Young Frank, Architect” published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artwork © 2014 Frank Viva.

The book is the first in a new collection of MoMA children’s storybooks for young readers that will feature Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket.

Spread from"Young Frank, Architect" published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artwork © 2014 Frank Viva.

Spread from”Young Frank, Architect” published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artwork © 2014 Frank Viva.

Toronto based illustrator and designer Frank Viva has published award-winning and bestselling children’s books. Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Young Frank, Architect is available at MoMA stores.

Cover of "Young Frank, Architect" published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artwork © 2014 Frank Viva.

Cover of “Young Frank, Architect” published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artwork © 2014 Frank Viva.

Photos © 2014 Frank Viva, courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art. www.moma.org


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