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Once Upon a Time: Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primers, Pop-Ups, and Other Children's Books (Hard Cover edition)

Amy Weinstein

ISBN 10: 156898541X / ISBN 13: 9781568985411
Published by Princeton Architectural Press., New York, 2005
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The Hard cover edition. Drawing upon the outstanding collection of Victorian era children's books from library of Ellen & Arthur Liman, this book presents over 300 irresistible images from fairytales, primers, pop-ups & other children's books. 179 pages. Issued without a dust jacket. Just about fine. A touch of shelf wear. Contents completely clean. Bookseller Inventory # 003385

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Title: Once Upon a Time: Illustrations from ...

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press., New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

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Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent reads from a lovingly illustrated picture book. Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Robinson Crusoe the colorful illustrations that decorated the pages of these stories remain forever captured in the mind's eye.

Once Upon a Time reawakens the joys of childhood reading, of seeing a story come alive in words and pictures on the printed page and in our nascent imaginations. Drawing upon the extraordinary collection of Victorian-era illustrated books amassed by Arthur and Ellen Liman, it presents fairy tales and fables, nursery rhymes, instructional books, juvenile fiction, histories, and manners manuals. Created through a variety of illustration techniques and printing processes, most are beautifully colored. Many are also animated with moveable parts. These striking objects are accompanied by brief texts that place them within their era and illuminate the rise of children's literature in America as a cultural phenomenon related to the growth of literacy, an increase in leisure time, and an understanding of the "infant mind." The moral of this story: learning your ABCs can be a visual pleasure.

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Amy Weinstein is a Curator of 20th and 21st Century Collections at the New-York Historical Society, where she is responsible for the acquisition and interpretation of artifacts, art, and oral histories relating to New York City and State. Previously, she c

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