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Sock Monkeys: 200 Out of 1,863

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Publisher Comments:

In 1985 Ron Warren began collecting sock monkeys--those icons of American thrift and inventiveness that for generations have been hand-stitched from a pair of red-heel work socks. Years later he met photographer Arne Svenson, who, intrigued by the obsessive nature and growing size of the collection, began with equal obsession to document one by one its more than 1,800 examples. To convey the distinct personality imbued in each monkey by its maker, Svenson photographs them in the manner of classical black-and-white portraiture: flatteringly lit, cropped at the shoulders, eyes to the camera. The first 200 of these sock monkey portraits, reproduced larger than life as full-page duotones, are assembled in this book. Invited contributors, including novelists Jonathan Safran Foer, Neil Gaiman, and Dale Peck; entertainers Penn & Teller; and fashion commentators Simon Doonan and Isaac Mizrahi, have interjected short stories inspired by the subject of their favorite sock monkey photograph. The result is an engaging, humorous, and at times disturbing reanimation of creatures long relegated to the attic or the back of the closet.

Synopsis:

Call Out: The dignified tone of the portraits perfectly emphasizes the distinct individuality of each piece and the resonance it has with its creator. — Visionaire [Sock Monkeys] triggers sympathies that embarrass the hard-hearted and cause sentimental viewers to gush. — The Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9780972211123
Editor:
Warren, Ron
Author:
Svenson, Arne
Author:
Warren, Ron
Publisher:
Ideal World Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Stuffed Animals
Subject:
Textile crafts
Subject:
Socks
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
322
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.20x8.16x.86 in. 2.10 lbs.

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