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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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I Wonder

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ISBN13: 9781580932967
ISBN10: 1580932967
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Quirky, poignant, astute, funny—this beautiful book presents a compelling collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes. In Stefan Sagmeister's telling words, Bantjes's work is his  "favorite example of beauty facilitating the communication of meaning."

About the Author

Marian Bantjes is a typographic illustrator and graphic designer based on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. Acclaimed for its wit and originality, her work is included in major anthologies and international publications on typography and graphic design.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Stefan Sagmeister

Introduction

Wonder

The Sun, the Moon, the Stars

The Politics of Ornament

Ye Olde Graphic Designer

Honour

Cemeteries

1 Sign 4 All

Secrets

The Alphabet: A Critique

Assembling Two IKEA Bookshelves

Memory 1: Photography

Santa TM

Memory 2: Notes on a Life

Sources

Notes on the Production

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Peg, May 21, 2012 (view all comments by Peg)
If you did nothing but lose yourself in this book's illustrations, you would be overwhelmed by the gifts of author Marian Bantjes and her talent for graphic design. Open to any page and find a feast for your eyes. Then read her words - her thoughts and research on wonder - and you'll realize that Bantjes is an artist with words as well. The book is a delight from beginning to end; even closed the gilt-edged pages and elegant gold- and silver-embossed covers say, "This book is a treasure."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580932967
Publisher:
Monacelli Press
Subject:
General
Author:
Bantjes, Marian
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUMINATED THROUGHOUT IN 8 COLORS, INCL
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.7 x 6.3 x .93 in 1.7563 lb

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