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Immigrant Architect


Immigrant Architect

Junior Library Guild Selection
Named to the ALA’s Nonfiction Core Collection, Biography 2022 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List


The Spanish architects Rafael Guastavino Sr. and his son, Rafael Guastavino Jr., designed more than one thousand iconic spaces across New York City and the United States. Written in the voice of the son, who was eight years old in 1881 when he immigrated to America with his father, this is their story. Immigrant Architect is an introduction to architectural concepts and a timely reminder of immigrant contributions to America. The book includes four route maps for visiting Guastavino- designed spaces in New York City: uptown, midtown, downtown, and Prospect Park.

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