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O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

Bates, Katharine Lee

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ISBN 10: 0811808327 / ISBN 13: 9780811808323
Published by Chronicle Books, San Franacisco, CA, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. The unique and contemporary art of Thiebaud uses" America the Beautiful ", and the work of Katharine Lee Bates to produs this delightful book for Kids and Grown-ups. Bookseller Inventory # 007654

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Title: O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

Publisher: Chronicle Books, San Franacisco, CA

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Thiebaud, Wayne

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Colorful paintings complement "America the Beautiful," depicting the America's sweeping landscapes, scenes of small-town life, and principles of freedom and justice, as described in the nineteenth-century poem, the origin of the beloved song. IP.

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Gr. 5-8. Sara Jane Boyer, the book's editor, begins with an introduction that states the aims of this attractive yet esoteric illustrated version of America's unofficial anthem: "Think of this book as a conversation that you and I and the artist and poet each have with one another . . . And the next time you see a painting, a drawing, or a photograph, think of what words you might want to pair with it." Boyer has chosen to match the words of "America the Beautiful" with the contemporary paintings of Thiebaud. His art for this book has elements of both the abstract expressionist movement and the works of Edward Hopper, and it takes a free-floating, occasionally whimsical approach to the poem's verse. There are impressive landscapes, but then the line "O beautiful for Pilgrim feet" is illustrated by a full-page picture of ladies' high heels facing a page showing one pair of men's black wingtips. This book will be most interesting as an imaginative exercise and most useful for art and writing classes; its audience will be special yet appreciative. Ilene Cooper

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