Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid (Hardcover)
Praise for Building Zaha:
* "With fittingly bold, whimsical, flowing illustrations, this picture-book biography showcases Iraqi British architect Zaha Hadid, who 'dreamed big and defied convention.' The illustrations exude energy and power [in this] stirring tribute to the 'first woman, first Iraqi, first Muslim, and youngest person ever' to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest award."
-- Horn Book, starred review
* "As an architect, Tentler-Krylov brings an abundance of understanding to her subject’s profession and the obstacles she faced. And by helping readers imagine the challenges of designing a building, she enables them to appreciate Hadid's process and achievements. Text and art work well together in portraying her forceful, flamboyant personality, her strong determination, and her brilliant architectural designs. With fluid lines and vibrant watercolor washes, the well-composed double-page scenes vividly illustrate Hadid’s life and work. A memorable introduction to a visionary architect."
-- Booklist, starred review
"An inspiring story based on a dazzlingly influential life."
-- Kirkus Reviews