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Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag (Hardcover)

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Maira Kalman?s exuberant illustrations and humorous commentary bring design history to life in this inspired ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt, in time for its long-awaited reopening. "A. Ah-ha! There you Are." begins Maira Kalman?s joyfully illustrated romp through the treasures of Cooper Hewitt?s design collection. With her signature wit and warm humor, Kalman?s ABC book introduces children and adults to the myriad ways design touches our lives. Posing the question "If you were starting a museum, what would you put in your collection?", Kalman encourages the reader to put pen to paper and send in personal letters?an intimate, interactive gesture to top off her unique tour of the world of design. Objects ranging from a thirteenth-century silk thinking cap to 1889 tin slippers with bows, all the way to Gerrit Rietveld?s Zig-Zag chair are brought to colorful life. Kalman?s hand-lettered text is whimsical and universal in turns, drawing lessons as easily from a worn old boot as a masterpiece of midcentury modernism. Irresistibly, we are led to agree, "Everything is design."
Genre: Art, Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Art / History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Skira
Age Range: Teen
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2014
TCIN: 16177674
UPC: 9780847843770
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-5597
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