Friday, May 20, 2011

FEATURED: The Shape Of Things

Ilonka Karasz, The Shape Of Things
Hardcover, 1964, SOLD!

...recently described by a customer in the shop as "Lawrence Weiner for children."

Those familiar with Karasz's New Yorker covers from the 20s through the 70s might be surprised by the cool, if quirky, modernism on display in this children's book from 1964. It manages to explain basic geometric ideas quite clearly, and yet manages to turn the whole thing into a mad, visual romp. Shabby Minimalism (the best kind of Minimalism) at its very best!

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