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Once Upon a Time: Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primers, Pop-Ups, and Other Children's Books

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Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent reads from a lovingly illustrated picture book. Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Robinson Crusoethe colorful illustrations that decorated the pages of these stories remain forever captured in the minds eye.

Once Upon a Time reawakens the joys of childhood reading, of seeing a story come alive in words and pictures on the printed pageand in our nascent imaginations. Drawing upon the extraordinary collection of Victorian-era illustrated books amassed by Arthur and Ellen Liman, it presents fairy tales and fables, nursery rhymes, instructional books, juvenile fiction, histories, and manners manuals. Created through a variety of illustration techniques and printing processes, most are beautifully colored. Many are also animated with moveable parts. These striking objects are accompanied by brief texts that place them within their era and illuminate the rise of children's literature in America as a cultural phenomenon related to the growth of literacy, an increase in leisure time, and an understanding of the "infant mind." The moral of this story: learning your ABCs can be a visual pleasure.

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Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent reads from a lovingly illustrated picture book.

About the Author

Amy Weinstein is a Curator of 20th and 21st Century Collections at the New-York Historical Society, where she is responsible for the acquisition and interpretation of artifacts, art, and oral histories relating to New York City and State. Previously, she c

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568985640
Subtitle:
Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primers, Pop-Ups, and Other Children's Books
Author:
Weinstein, Amy
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Illustration of books
Subject:
Commercial - Illustration
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
Illustration of books -- United States.
Subject:
Illustrated children's books -- United States.
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
General Art
Publication Date:
20050922
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11.82x7.78x.77 in. 2.37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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