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From black cats to iconic snowscapes, Maud Lewis paints our waking dreams.One of Canada's most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis was famous in her lifetime for her brightly coloured and endearing paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her tiny, road-side house in Marshalltown, she produced hundreds of small works ...
Maud Lewis: Paintings for Sale
From black cats to iconic snowscapes, Maud Lewis paints our waking dreams.One of Canada's most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis was famous in her lifetime for her brightly coloured and endearing paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her tiny, road-side house in Marshalltown, she produced hundreds of small works that captured aspects of rapidly changing country life. Until now, the story of her difficult life has dominated the discussion of her art: her triumph over her physical disabilities and poverty, the harsh treatment she received at the hands of her family, and her alliance by chance with her husband Everett Lewis, who enabled her successful painting career over many decades.This book, accompanied by an exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, will examine the aesthetic achievements of Maud Lewis's paintings -- her serial repetition of images and motifs and the dizzying variety that she brought to the problems of picture making. From her black cats and kittens, to her cart horses and oxen hauling logs, to her quayside scenes of ships in port and the Maritime landscape in all seasons, Maud Lewis made paintings that still delight in their optimism and buoyant vitality.Featuring a comprehensive selection of paintings drawn from leading Maud Lewis collectors in Nova Scotia, Maud Lewis: Paintings for Sale offers a unique opportunity to experience the range and depth of her work.Accompanying exhibition on at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection until January 5, 2020.
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36.750000 USD
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From the best-selling author of The Highwaymen comes the story of the group's most prolific and most sought after painter. Harold Newton was an unrecognized vagabond artist who not only captured the beauty of the Florida landscape but transformed it with an artistry that invoked its drama of light, color, ...
Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman
From the best-selling author of The Highwaymen comes the story of the group's most prolific and most sought after painter. Harold Newton was an unrecognized vagabond artist who not only captured the beauty of the Florida landscape but transformed it with an artistry that invoked its drama of light, color, and form while hinting at its dark, primordial forces. One of his fellow Highwaymen once observed of his work, It don't have to be signed to know it's a Newton. Combining samples of his paintings with biographical details and reminiscences of family members, customers, and fellow Highwaymen, Gary Monroe creates an homage to the man whose work contributed perhaps more than anyone else's to shaping the romantic imagery and identity of modern Florida. An enigmatic figure, Newton lived an artist's life-aloof and prolific while painting, gregarious and expansive when socializing. Taking to the streets to sell his paintings in 1954, he sold untold numbers of works, showering the state with them. There are Newtons everywhere-especially along Florida's east central coast, the Highwaymen's backyard. Their art is in Miami and the Palm Beaches, Tallahassee and across the Panhandle, Lake City and scattered throughout the interior, and along the west coast as well, in Naples, Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg-wherever there were homes and offices. More of Newton's paintings remain today than those of any of the other highwaymen. Monroe explains these images' enduring appeal while providing glimpses of the African American artist's life from which they emerged, from a childhood spent moving between Florida and south Georgia, to a pivotal encounter with Bean Backus, to his sojourns at Eddie's Place, to the repossession of his 1959 Ford sedan decorated with beach, ocean, palm trees, and nude girls, to the quiet accumulation of professional patrons eager to purchase another two or three Newtons at every available opportunity. Newton is central to understanding the style of landscape painting that emerged from the Indian River area at mid-century, and Monroe creates an attractive, engaging, and informative account of this pivotal artist and his impact on the popular image of Florida.
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31.450000 USD
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'To say this series is empowering doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent The women who shaped and were erased from our history. ...
Forgotten Women: The Artists
'To say this series is empowering doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent The women who shaped and were erased from our history. Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures.The Artists brings together the stories of 48* brilliant woman artists who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to the history of art, including Camille Claudel, the extraordinarily talented sculptor who was always unfairly overshadowed by her lover, Rodin; Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, who has been claimed as the true originator of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain; and Ana Mendieta, the Cuban refugee who approached violence against women through her performance art before her own untimely death. With chapters ranging from Figurative to Photography, and Craft to Conceptual, this is an alternative guide to art history that demonstrates the broad range of artistic movements that included, and were often pioneered by, female artists who have been largely overlooked.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
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27.90 USD
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Responding to a burgeoning market of style-conscious and design-savvy parent-consumers, Designed for Kids is the first guide to products for children from nursery age to pre-adolescence. Sourced from around the world, these innovative designs are aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced, and many have been designed by parents themselves. Featuring over ...
Designed for Kids: A Complete Sourcebook of Stylish Products for the Modern Family
Responding to a burgeoning market of style-conscious and design-savvy parent-consumers, Designed for Kids is the first guide to products for children from nursery age to pre-adolescence. Sourced from around the world, these innovative designs are aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced, and many have been designed by parents themselves. Featuring over 450 objects, the book covers textiles, decoration, toys, electronics, lighting, accessories and furniture, as well as products for travel and bedtime. Informative texts review the strengths, materials and specifications of each product, and six interviews with internationally acclaimed design visionaries offer a professional perspective on the challenges and delights of designing for kids.
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36.700000 USD
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Bring your own manga characters to life! With millions of fans around the world, manga is a beloved art form. Now you, too, can learn how to draw your favorite characters from Japanese comics and anime! Manga Art for Intermediates shows you how to draw detailed clothing, facial expressions, and ...
Manga Art for Intermediates: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Manga Drawings
Bring your own manga characters to life! With millions of fans around the world, manga is a beloved art form. Now you, too, can learn how to draw your favorite characters from Japanese comics and anime! Manga Art for Intermediates shows you how to draw detailed clothing, facial expressions, and other features, like hair and accessories. With gradual steps and helpful tips, this book will have you creating your own colorful characters in no time at all! Learn to draw: Gothic Lolita Shonen Hero Bride Groom Nekojin ( cat people ) Yokai Victorian Man Female Warrior The authors have done all the work for you. Just follow their simple, straightforward instructions, study the step-by-step drawings, and you'll soon have your own collection of fantastic manga characters!
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20.990000 USD
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Over the course of 130 years, Italian-American Catholics in New York City have developed a varied repertoire of devotional art and architecture to create community-based sacred spaces in their homes and neighbourhoods. These spaces exist outside of but in relationship to the consecrated halls of local parishes and are sites ...
Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City
Over the course of 130 years, Italian-American Catholics in New York City have developed a varied repertoire of devotional art and architecture to create community-based sacred spaces in their homes and neighbourhoods. These spaces exist outside of but in relationship to the consecrated halls of local parishes and are sites of worship in conventionally secular locations. Such ethnic building traditions and urban ethnic landscapes have long been neglected by all but a few scholars. Joseph Sciorra's Built with Faith offers a place-centric, ethnographic study of the religious material culture of New York City's Italian-American Catholics. Sciorra spent thirty-five years researching these community art forms and interviewing Italian immigrants and US-born Catholics. By documenting the folklife of this group, Sciorra reveals how Italian-Americans in the city use expressive culture and religious practices to transform everyday urban space into unique, communal sites of ethnically infused religiosity. The folk aesthetics practiced by individuals within their communities are integral to understanding how art is conceptualised, implemented, and esteemed outside of museum and gallery walls. Yard shrines, sidewalk altars, Nativity presepi, Christmas house displays, a stone-studded grotto, and neighbourhood processions - often dismissed as kitsch or prized as folk art - all provide examples of the vibrant and varied ways contemporary Italian-Americans use material culture, architecture, and public ceremonial display to shape the city's religious and cultural landscapes. Written in an accessible style that will appeal to general readers and scholars alike, Sciorra's unique study contributes to our understanding of how value and meaning are reproduced at the confluences of everyday life.
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33.600000 USD
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From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge to the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different. Whether they're re-creating the works of ancient masters in brick form, building life-size superheroes, ...
Extreme Bricks: Spectacular, Record-Breaking, and Astounding LEGO Projects from around the World
From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge to the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different. Whether they're re-creating the works of ancient masters in brick form, building life-size superheroes, breaking world records with skyscraping towers, or firmly adjusting their thinking caps to program plastic robots, some LEGO fans are taking their passion for plastic to the extreme. Sarah Herman, the author of A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the LEGO Phenomenon, has brought together some of the world's most ambitious builders in a fact-filled showcase of truly mind-blowing models for this exciting illustrated book. Extreme Bricks chronicles the first attempts at large-scale models embarked on by the LEGO Group as well as the early work of LEGOLAND artists and builders and contemporary LEGO Certified Professionals who build big for a living. It charts the rise of AFOLS (adult fans of LEGO) and their increasingly spectacular models and gargantuan collections. Packed with two hundred color photographs to shock and surprise, the book also explores the popular building competitions and includes a closer look at the shockingly smart LEGO MINDSTORMS robots that can do everything from solving a Rubik's Cube to building their own LEGO models.
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20.990000 USD
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`By teaching you the foundations of natural dyeing, and guiding you through the simple stitch techniques, this book will allow you to dip in and out of projects while learning how to forage for and grow your own dye plants.' In The Wild Dyer, Abigail Booth demystifies the `magic' of ...
The Wild Dyer: A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch
`By teaching you the foundations of natural dyeing, and guiding you through the simple stitch techniques, this book will allow you to dip in and out of projects while learning how to forage for and grow your own dye plants.' In The Wild Dyer, Abigail Booth demystifies the `magic' of natural dyeing and shows how to use the results to stunning effect in 15 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects, including a drawstring forager's bag, an apron, samplers, cushions and a reversible patchwork blanket. Focusing on how to grow or gather your own dyeing materials - from onion and avocado skins to chamomile and comfrey, nettles and acorns - as well as scouring, mordanting (using fixative) and setting up a dye vat, Abigail explains how to create effective dyes. And once you have them, how you can produce beautiful, contemporary textiles that can then be used to create projects that build on your skills.
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31.59 USD
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Outsider Art is a name for the often mesmerizing creations of those who live and work at a distance from prevailing notions about mainstream artistic trends, individuals who are frequently unaware of themselves as artists or their works as art. This book presents and discusses some of the 20th century's ...
Vernacular Visionaries: International Outsider Art
Outsider Art is a name for the often mesmerizing creations of those who live and work at a distance from prevailing notions about mainstream artistic trends, individuals who are frequently unaware of themselves as artists or their works as art. This book presents and discusses some of the 20th century's most significant examples of Outsider Art. Global in scope, the book features essays by international scholars on eight artists from around the world, including Gedewon, a cleric from Ethiopia who made unique and psychedelic talismans; William Hawkins, an African-American self-taught artist with a unique pop sensibility; the Mexican artist Martin Ramirez, creator of large-scale works that tell tales of mestizo life; Nek Chand Saini, whose Rock Garden in India is a leading visionary site; Hung Tung, whose colourful scrolls reflect both traditional Taiwanese culture and fantastic imagination; former Navajo medicine man Charlie Willeto, carver of raw, expressionistic figures and animals; Anna Zemankova, Czech maker of dreamy, biomorphic drawings, perhaps done in a trance or mediumistic state; and Italian artist Carlo Zinelli, whose bold graphic compositions display incredible patterns and energy. Filled with photographs and new scholarship, the book presents a major study of international Outsider Art and demonstrates the importance of place and time - as well as internal genius - in these artists' creative processes.
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27.38 USD

Vernacular Visionaries: International Outsider Art

by Randall Morris, Susan Brown McGreevey, Jacques Mercier, John Maizels, Victoria Y. Lu, Caterina Gemma Brenzoni, John Beardsley, Museum of International Folk Art
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A Useful Art is an invaluable chronicle of a major American poet's engagement with this country's indigenous tradition of design. In 1936, the Federal Arts Project (a division of the WPA) hired Louis Zukofsky, along with many others, to prepare a compendium of information on traditional American crafts. The Index ...
A Useful Art
A Useful Art is an invaluable chronicle of a major American poet's engagement with this country's indigenous tradition of design. In 1936, the Federal Arts Project (a division of the WPA) hired Louis Zukofsky, along with many others, to prepare a compendium of information on traditional American crafts. The Index of American Design aimed to define original U.S. culture at a time when interest in handicrafts had just begun to emerge. These previously unpublished essays and radio scripts are scrupulously researched investigations of various American handicrafts: the topics they cover include ironwork, tin ware, furniture maker Duncan Phyfe and friendship quilts. They also reflect Zukofsky's sense of the poem as a crafted object and his attempt to reconcile the labor theory of value with aesthetic production. This book, which can be seen in the context of kindred work by William Carlos William (In the American Grain) and Ezra Pound (Guide to Kulchur), will be of special interest to readers of 20th-century poetry, cultural critics, social historians, and scholars of design.
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26.200000 USD

A Useful Art

by Louis Zukofsky
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Henry Darger (1892-1973) was a hospital janitor and an immensely productive artist and writer. In the first decades of adulthood, he wrote a 15,145-page fictional epic, In the Realms of the Unreal. He spent much of the rest of his long life illustrating it in astonishing drawings and watercolors. In ...
Darger's Resources
Henry Darger (1892-1973) was a hospital janitor and an immensely productive artist and writer. In the first decades of adulthood, he wrote a 15,145-page fictional epic, In the Realms of the Unreal. He spent much of the rest of his long life illustrating it in astonishing drawings and watercolors. In Darger's unfolding saga, pastoral utopias are repeatedly savaged by extreme violence directed at children, particularly girls. Given his disturbing subject matter and the extreme solitude he maintained throughout his life, critics have characterized Darger as eccentric, deranged, and even dangerous, as an outsider artist compelled to create a fantasy universe. Contesting such pathologizing interpretations, Michael Moon looks to Darger's resources, to the narratives and materials that inspired him and often found their way into his writing, drawings, and paintings. Moon finds an artist who reveled in the burgeoning popular culture of the early twentieth century, in its newspaper comic strips, pulp fiction, illustrated children's books, and mass-produced religious art. Moon contends that Darger's work deserves and rewards comparison with that of contemporaries of his, such as the pulp historians H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Howard, the Oz chronicler L. Frank Baum, and the newspaper cartoonist Bud Fisher.
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25.150000 USD
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Bringing together work produced across the last decade, Rocky Grassy Mountain in June presents the unique drawing style of the Inuit artist Tony Anguhalluq. Raised in the Nunavut community of Baker Lake by the prominent artists Luke Anguhadluq and his wife Marion Tuu'luq, Anguhalluq has developed a distinctive artistic expression, ...
Rocky Grassy Mountain in June: Drawings/Tony Anguhalluq
Bringing together work produced across the last decade, Rocky Grassy Mountain in June presents the unique drawing style of the Inuit artist Tony Anguhalluq. Raised in the Nunavut community of Baker Lake by the prominent artists Luke Anguhadluq and his wife Marion Tuu'luq, Anguhalluq has developed a distinctive artistic expression, choosing to reduce the forms of the landscape to near abstraction, frequently employing aerial and side views in the same image. Because Anguhalluq combines a non-representational technique (his landscapes are often conceived as interlocking patterns of heavily outlined, solidly coloured silhouettes) with the use of horizon lines as a compositional convention, many of his images feature an expressive tension between the flat picture and an illusive pictorial depth. Anguhalluq s exuberant work is explored in the book through an essay by Robert Kardosh, Director/Curator of Marion Scott Gallery and Kardosh Projects. Published in partnership with Marion Scott Gallery/Kardosh Projects.
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31.450000 USD
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Bruce West's color photographs document the spiritual and creative work of a self-proclaimed preacher, artist, architect, the Reverend H. D. Dennis, and his wife, Margaret, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This book explores the fantastic world of the elderly couple who devoted more than twenty years of their lives to converting Margaret's ...
The True Gospel Preached Here
Bruce West's color photographs document the spiritual and creative work of a self-proclaimed preacher, artist, architect, the Reverend H. D. Dennis, and his wife, Margaret, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This book explores the fantastic world of the elderly couple who devoted more than twenty years of their lives to converting Margaret's Grocery store into a one-of-a-kind nondenominational church. Guided by visions from God, their elaborate transformation of Margaret's Grocery involved the construction of several towers, the creation of the Ark of the Covenant containing tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, and new religious iconography. A sign at the entrance announced: Welcome Jews and Gentile This Church Open 24 Hours a Day. Another sign promised: The True Gospel Preached Here. Bands of high-gloss red, white, blue, green, yellow, and pink paint covered the towers and exterior. Religious artifacts, Mardi Gras beads, plastic flowers, hubcaps, and flashing Christmas lights encrusted the interior walls and ceilings and an old school bus. The Reverend used his church as a roadside attraction to lure seekers so that he could deliver fiery sermons and orations about the need to practice living perfectly and the ceaseless pursuit of spiritual wisdom. The product of twenty years of labor and multiple site visits, West's photographs are both intimate and transparent, tenderly revealing the Reverend and Margaret's love of God and for one another, their commitment to their work, and their shared transformation while aging together. The images offer unique insights into the role of spirituality in southern folk art and creativity and the joys and demands of an ascetic and inspired life.
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36.750000 USD
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There has never been a book like this intertwining the arts and artifacts of both the traditional and the evolving worlds. The Pennsylvania Germans are a remarkable people; some are among the most conservative of Americans, retaining a strong cultural identity to this day, while others have largely assimilated into ...
Pennsylvania German Arts: More Than Hearts, Parrots, and Tulips
There has never been a book like this intertwining the arts and artifacts of both the traditional and the evolving worlds. The Pennsylvania Germans are a remarkable people; some are among the most conservative of Americans, retaining a strong cultural identity to this day, while others have largely assimilated into the larger English world. Folk art and quilts are here, but so is the work of Precisionist painter Charles Demuth and Abstract Expressionist painter Franz Kline. Objects range from needlework, pottery, furniture, and glass to paper, paintings, and metals--including gold and silver! Here is a very personal and extensive historical text illustrated with the works of traditionalists, revivalists, and the avant garde displayed in over 350 color photographs. Pennsylvania German Arts has been written to be both informative and fun to read and is designed to showcase distinctive works of great beauty.
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31.450000 USD
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Throughout Massachusetts, artists carry on and revitalize deeply rooted traditions that take many expressive forms - from Native American basketry to Yankee wooden boats, Armenian lace, Chinese seals, Puerto Rican santos, and Irish music and dance. These keepers of tradition are recognized in their communities as outstanding practitioners of craft, ...
Keepers of Tradition: Art and Folk Heritage in Massachusetts
Throughout Massachusetts, artists carry on and revitalize deeply rooted traditions that take many expressive forms - from Native American basketry to Yankee wooden boats, Armenian lace, Chinese seals, Puerto Rican santos, and Irish music and dance. These keepers of tradition are recognized in their communities as outstanding practitioners of craft, music, dance, and sacred arts. Yet, much of this work is hidden to the public at large, remaining essentially unknown beyond the local community in which it flourishes.This beautifully illustrated volume celebrates and shares the work of a wide array of these living artists. Passed down from person to person within both long-settled and new immigrant communities, traditional art involves the shaping of deeply held cultural values into meaningful artistic forms. Keepers of Tradition presents material drawn from eight years of intensive field research by folklorists at the Massachusetts Cultural Council - an investigation that has taken researchers into the homes, kitchens, workshops, dance halls, places of worship, parade routes, and festival sites where traditional art is produced, used, valued, and displayed.Featuring more than sixty artists from communities across the state, Keepers of Tradition showcases high levels of mastery in diverse media - the uniformity and handiness of a Nantucket Lightship basket, the Native quill work on a tobacco pouch, the vibrant colors and textures of a Caribbean Carnival costume, the exquisite gestures of Cambodian dance. At the same time, the text describes the deeply personal and cultural context for each piece of work.This volume is published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name, organized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Massachusetts, and on view there from May 2008 through February 2009.
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26.200000 USD
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Art and design take center stage in this carefully crafted, elegant, artisanal book. This stunning autobiographical art book recounts self-taught artist Tejubehan's journey from an impoverished childhood in rural India, through her family's efforts to improve their lot in a tent city in Mumbai, and into her adulthood, when she ...
Drawing from the City - Handmade
Art and design take center stage in this carefully crafted, elegant, artisanal book. This stunning autobiographical art book recounts self-taught artist Tejubehan's journey from an impoverished childhood in rural India, through her family's efforts to improve their lot in a tent city in Mumbai, and into her adulthood, when she lived as a singer and artist with her husband. The direct, unadorned text has an immediacy that reveals its roots as an orally narrated life story... As a physical artifact, it draws attention to its creation with stiff pages and fragrant, tactile inks... A unique offering that presents readers with arresting artwork and a compelling life story. Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews Self-taught artist Tejubehan weaves a partly autobiographical, partly escapist, whimsically illustrated tale of a woman trapped between unimaginable poverty and a wildly imaginative inner world in a patriarchal society. - Maria Popova for the New York Public Library bookstore .. .more exquisite and born out of a more moving personal story than just about any book I've come across. Brainpickings.org Perfect for anyone interested in printmaking, and would make an extra-special gift for the budding feminist in your family. Nashville Scene A large-format, silk-screened, hand-printed masterpiece. A Los Angeles Times Holiday Gift Pick.
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15.99 USD
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