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Touch Your Sky With Your Eye

Author: David Horvitz
Title: Touch the Sky With Your Eye
Publisher: Jean Boite Editions
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids

Touch the sky with your eye is a children’s artist book designed by American artist David Horvitz. In the form of a bilingual alphabet, it offers to the young audiences familiarity with 26 words and concepts in English and French. The publication is also an opportunity to develop for each letter a performative action to make a collection of poetic instruments.

As part of the tradition of conceptual action books, David Horvitz proposes for Jean Boite Editions a long poem that will immerse adults in the children's imagination while allowing them to pay close attention to the nature that surrounds them. To play with the notion of stretching time or to move the immateriality of certain elements.

From 'In a forest find a tree as tall as you' to 'write a poem to a mountain', the ensemble is richly illustrated with 26 watercolors by David Horvitz, and translated into French by the artist Julien Bismuth.

17.00 EUR

The ABC of It. Why Children’s Books Matter

Author: Leonard Marcus
Title: The ABC of It. Why Children's Books Matter
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Subject: Kids, Cultural History

The story of the origins of children’s literature is a tale with memorable characters and deeds, from Hans Christian Andersen and Lewis Carroll to E. B. White and Madeleine L’Engle, who safeguarded a place for wonder in a world increasingly dominated by mechanistic styles of thought, to artists like Beatrix Potter and Maurice Sendak who devoted their extraordinary talents to revealing to children not only the exhilarating beauty of life but also its bracing intensity. Philosophers like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and educators such as Johann Comenius and John Dewey were path-finding interpreters of the phenomenon of childhood, inspiring major strands of bookmaking and storytelling for the young. Librarians devised rigorous standards for evaluating children’s books and effective ways of putting good books into children’s hands, and educators proposed radically different ideas about what those books should include. Eventually, publishers came to embrace juvenile publishing as a core activity, and pioneering collectors of children’s book art, manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera appeared—the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Irvin Kerlan being a superb example. Without the foresight and persistence of these collectors, much of this story would have been lost forever.

37.00 EUR

Labas, vaizduote

Author: Ieva Stankutė
Title: Labas, vaizduote
Publisher: self-published
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids 

Menininkės Ievos Stankutės knyga LABAS, VAIZUOTE – tai savotiškas vaizduotės pratimų atlasas, skaitytojus (tiek vaikus, tiek suaugusiuosius) kviečiantis įspėti ir nupiešti įvairias abstrakčias formas puslapiuose. 

Knyga sukurta naudojant mišrias technikas, surišta rankomis. Išleista ribotu 70 egz. tiražu. SPOILER ! The book is in Lithuanian. 

20.00 EUR

Animal Books For/ Dierenboeken Voor Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca

Author: Lous Martens
Title: Animal Books For / Dierenboeken Voor Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids

LOUS MARTENS: 'Seventeen years ago our grandson Jaap was born. That was the start of an animal book for Jaap. I used a dummy for the OASE journal of architecture and loosely pasted in pictures of animals that I had clipped from newspapers and magazines about art, literature and science. Plus stamps and photos from advertising brochures. Then Zeno was born and the same thing happened: an animal book for Zeno. Now I was working on two books at once. Then came Anna. Julian. Luca. At this point, there were five books-in-the-making on the table. And none of those five are finished yet. The children, as well as myself, enjoy seeing the small, ever-evolving changes. The additions. These books were never intended for the outside world where I had found all the pictures. Never intended to be published. Now they lie here, grouped into one big book, because others have convinced me it’s what they deserve.' - Roma Publications

36.00 EUR

Coloring Book

Author: Dr. Lakra
Title: Coloring Book
Publisher: Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite; BOM DIA Kinder
Subject: Kids
Stock: sold out! 

Dr. Lakra is a Mexican artist living in Oaxaca, Mexico. The images compiled inside this coloring book come from various references, inspirations, as well as drafts for the tattoos that Dr. Lakra has made, or wishes he’d made over the years. This is an insight into the world of Dr. Lakra, where many of the interests present in his work collide; ancient mythologies, punk rock fanzines, classic tattoo designs, popular culture icons, Japanese monsters, animal illustrations etc.

14.00 EUR

Who am I?

Author: Adam Higton
Title: Who am I?
Publisher: Nieves
Subject: Kids, Artists' Books

*note the dimensions!  10,5 x 10,5 cm, 28 pages (ill.)

Have you ever seen a tree waving like a hand? Or heard autumn leaves whispering a song? Or thought that caterpillars look like eyebrows? Maybe they are… but whose are they?

Who Am I? is a children’s book conceived by Adam Higton. It’s small square size was inspired by the Pixi children’s books and by the Nupuset series from Petomies. Illustrator Adam Higton is best known for his images of psychedelic, folkloric characters, drawn in his distinctive, nostalgic style. He lives and works in York, UK

4.00 EUR

The Brutal Turtle

Author: Keren Cytter
Title: The Brutal Turtle
Publisher: Pork Salad Press
Subject: Kids, Artists' Books

The Brutal Turtle tells the story of a Turtle wandering in the desert, trying to reach the animal farm. Facing cruel obstacles during his journey, he becomes angry and terrorizes the farm's people once he arrives at the farm. A tale on power's relativity, hate, violence, and on the importance to be nice.

15.00 EUR

Spalvink Vilnių. Miesto įkūrimas

Authors: Lina Steponavičiūtė, Dalia Sirgedaitė, Laima Bačkienė (eds.)
Title: Spalvink Vilnių. Miesto įkūrimas
Publisher: Lietuvos nacionalinis dailės muziejus / Lithuanian Art Museum
Subject: Art History, Kids, Architecture

SPOILER! The publication is in Lithuanian only

Ši spalvinimo knyga skirta pažinti Lietuvos sostinę Vilnių nauju būdu  – spalvinant nuostabius grafikos, tapybos darbus, kuriuos per šimtmečius kūrė Vilnių mylėję menininkai. Didžioji dalis atrinktų kūrinių yra saugomi Lietuvos nacionaliniame dailės muziejuje, kelių eksponatų skaitmeninius vaizdus leido naudoti Vytauto Didžiojo karo muziejus, Nacionalinis M. K. Čiurlionio dailės muziejus, Kernavės archeologinės vietovės muziejus. 

3.00 EUR

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