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Reads tagged with “vintage children’s books”

A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling
A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling

From cave paintings to Maurice Sendak, or what modern ebooks can learn from mid-century design icons.

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Stone Is Not Cold: Miroslav Šašek’s Playful Vintage Children’s Illustrations of Classical Sculpture
Stone Is Not Cold: Miroslav Šašek’s Playful Vintage Children’s Illustrations of Classical Sculpture

Medusa goes to the hairdresser, or what Cicero has to do with press conferences.

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Visions of the Jinn: A Visual History of Arabian Nights
Visions of the Jinn: A Visual History of Arabian Nights

From Aladdin to Lewis Carroll, or what Buddhist deities have to do with understanding the Middle East.

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The Origin of Snark: Original Illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark,” 1876
The Origin of Snark: Original Illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark,” 1876

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We Love You, Beatles: Vintage Children’s Illustration Circa 1971
We Love You, Beatles: Vintage Children’s Illustration Circa 1971

Can’t buy me love, but you can buy me this vintage treasure.

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Henri’s Walk to Paris: Legendary Designer Saul Bass’s Only Children’s Book, Resurrected Half a Century Later
Henri’s Walk to Paris: Legendary Designer Saul Bass’s Only Children’s Book, Resurrected Half a Century Later

Half a century of anticipation, or what Parisian buses have to do with little yellow birds.

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The Bomb and the General: Umberto Eco’s Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book About Peace and Environmental Wakefulness
The Bomb and the General: Umberto Eco’s Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book About Peace and Environmental Wakefulness

How symbols become symbols, or what keeping atoms in harmony has to do with language acquisition.

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A.A. Milne on Happiness and How Winnie-the-Pooh Was Born
A.A. Milne on Happiness and How Winnie-the-Pooh Was Born

On rainy days and the simplicity of happiness.

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The World Is Round: Gertrude Stein’s Little-Known 1938 Children’s Book
The World Is Round: Gertrude Stein’s Little-Known 1938 Children’s Book

“A rose is a rose is a rose.”

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Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969
Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969

What the Mad Hatter has to do with one of the most inspired collaborations in Western culture.

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