An ingenious series of three-dimensional spreads with fold-outs and narrative booklets, IN THE BEGINNING shows how the timeless narratives of the Book of Genesis have inspired artists for thousands of years and continue to do so today.
This spectacular gift book features Fischer's original artwork on intricate pop-ups created in collaboration with paper engineer Bruce Foster, which represent the classic stories from the first chapter of the Bible. With spreads that range from a medieval-inspired Garden of Eden to an stunningly tall tower of Babel to a magnificent diorama depicting Jacob's dream of a stairway to Heaven, IN THE BEGINNING is destined to become a treasured keepsake and perennial favorite on every family's shelf.
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Chuck Fischer's paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of four previous pop-up books -- The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, and Christmas Around the World. He lives in New York City.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* Fischer, the author and designer of four previous pop-up books, including Christmas around the World (2006), presents an impressive, three-dimensional view of the Book of Genesis for older children. Inspired by both a vintage copy of The Golden Children’s Bible and a trip to Rome, Fischer and his collaborators offer a Garden of Eden scene executed in an artistic style that recalls ancient tile work; a huge Noah’s Ark landed atop a mountain; and a Tower of Babel that climbs impressively high, even for a pop-up. The text, more commentary than story, is hidden in inset mini-books and is accompanied by reproductions of biblical masterpieces; those sophisticated elements will be of most interest to adults. The stained glass–like Jacob’s Ladder, and the finale, Pharaoh’s household from the Joseph story, show how this book becomes more amazing as pages are turned. Grades 5-8. --Ilene Cooper
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Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316118427
Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Pop. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316118427