By Ann Rand & Ingrid Fiksdahl King
Unearthed after nearly forty years, What Can I Be?, a stunning concept book written by Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingrid King, - both of who trained as architects has been published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2016.
It is a real delight with its superb graphics and vivid palette. Triangles, squares, circles, lines, and colours spring to life in various and creative formations as they ask, "What can I be?" A green triangle asks to become a tent, a kite, a Christmas tree, or the sail of a boat, or why not all of these things?
What could a line that’s not straight be? A snake, a lasso, the edge of a wave.
The question is posed: What you can make of me?
Colour, shape and movement encourage imagination and thought and the simple drawing style should draw any child into trying out their own ideas.