An Animated Alphabet

An Animated Alphabet

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Twenty-eight color drawings of animals comprise an illustrated alphabet book, first commissioned by the Harvard University library

Blackwell North Amer
Almost thirty years ago, Marie Angel was commissioned by Philip Hofer of the Houghton Library, Harvard University, to create a new 'Animated Alphabet', one that would be comprised of animals Angel knew and loved (and her knowledge of animals, as well as of flowers, is both prodigious and entirely eclectic). Harvard published the results in a small, utterly delightful booklet, but printed the illustrations only in black-and-white.
Now, for the first time, this phenomenal alphabet has been reproduced as it should be: in full color. Here are all twenty-eight drawings (every letter, plus title and colophon pages), printed on a paper nearly as sensuous as the vellum on which the originals were painted. This is a small bijou of a book, a jewel not only for collectors of alphabet books but for anyone who appreciates the genius of a consummate master doing what she does - and loves - best.

Publisher: Boston : David R. Godine, 1996
ISBN: 9781567920239
Branch Call Number: 769.92 An43a 1996
Characteristics: [60] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm


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