Friday, April 3, 2015

New Arrivals: Three From Nobrow Press




Loris Lora, Eventually Everything Connects
Hardcover accordion book

How is Alfred Hitchcock connected to Charles and Ray Eames, or famed premier model Peggy Moffitt and actor Steve McQueen?  Did you know that Dennis Hopper was a photographer?  Or that Walt Disney thought Psycho was “disgusting”?  Loris Lora links the movers and shapers of the California modernist movement like no one before her in this luxurious hardback Leporello. Unfurl 4 metres of this gorgeous frieze, unfold the oversize connect- the-dots map inside, and discover that at the end of the day… Eventually Everything Connects!




William Grill, Shackleton's Journey
Hardcover, illustrated boards

To celebrate Ernest Shackleton’s departure on “Endurance” across the Antarctic, star illustrator William Grill brings us a detailed visual narrative of this extraordinary and historical expedition.
Grill’s beautiful use of coloured pencils and vibrant hues place him somewhere on the artistic spectrum between Raymond Briggs and David Hockney, and his fastidious cataloguing of every single detail of the expedition is nothing short of a Blackstock collection.
Grill evokes the atmosphere and intrepid excitement that would have surrounded the expedition with his impeccably researched and detailed drawings. Children will love examining the exploded diagrams of the peculiar provision taken or the individual drawings of the sled dogs or pack horses. This book takes the academic and historical information surrounding the expedition and teams it with powerful illustration for all readers to enjoy


A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2014
Best Children's Book of 2014, Wall Street Journal
Best Children's Book of 2014, Brain Pickings
A 2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book




Dahlov Ipcar, The Wonderful Egg
Hardcover

Long, long ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, one wonderful egg sat all alone in a blue-green mossy nest at the base of a giant fern tree.
But whose egg was it? And where did it come from?
Dahlov Ipcar takes us back to a prehistoric world, teeming with creatures that soar, swim and thunder through the green jungle world.
The Wonderful Egg was first printed in 1958 using a hand-picked colour palette and traditional printing techniques. As Dahlov’s original lithographic plates were lost many years ago, Flying Eye Books has worked to faithfully restore and reproduce the quality of the original art. Using modern techniques, our restorers have painstakingly picked out the layers of spot colour and remastered each brush stroke while keeping the integrity of the line.
The Wonderful Egg has been brought back by Flying Eye Books for a new generation of children to delight in once more!





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