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Text: English, French, GermanFrom Library Journal:
The current flood of ecobooks creates knotty selection decisions for libraries seeking a balanced representation of multiple viewpoints and visions. In these two alternatives, both of which would make perfect Earth Day gifts for politically correct coffee tables, the art far surpasses the rhetoric and will interest librarians. Art for Survival accompanies an exhibition sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with Earth Island Institute and the Society of Illustrators. It presents 150 provocative works by eminent American illustrators on environmental themes. Illustrations are as varied in their viewpoints as their styles. Each piece is accompanied by a personal statement from the artist, along with pertinent environmental information. The trilingual text (English, German, French) is largely inconsequential, as are brief celebrity forewords by Ray Bradbury, Tom Cruise, and others. Recommended for the variety and strength of its artworks. Endangered Species consists of 53 charcoal drawings that depict contemporary social, scientific, and ecological threats to human survival--one artist's vision of a self-induced global Armageddon. Each illustration is accompanied by a political or literary quotation selected by Luzwick, a Wisconsin activist who has also published The Surrealist's Bible (Jonathan David, 1976). At once a prophet of doom and an oracle of hope, Luzwick offers clever surrealistic drawings that rise above simplistic propaganda through their craft, sensitivity, wit, pith, and urgent calls to action. Visceral and intensely emotional, Luzwick's images haunt viewers long after the book is closed and force them to realize that social and ecological ills affect everyone in direct and personal ways.
- Russell T. Clement, Brigham Young Univ. Lib., Provo, Ut.
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Book Description Graphis Inc, NY, 1992. Cloth Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. NEW BOOK and DJ, both Mint and with new Mylar; clothbound hardcover. Classic. // Be aware: No finer copy of this book exists. Seller Inventory # 006146