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An Alphabet of Animals

By Carton Moore Park.

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This charming volume is a facsimile of a delightful children’s ABC of animals first published in 1899.

Commissioned by Glasgow publisher Blackie & Son, it contains a short description and a full-page grisaille drawing for each animal, beginning with A for armadillo and ending with Z for zebra, with vignettes accompanying each letter. It was the first publication by Carton Moore Park, who specialized in animal subjects, and whose artistic style was strongly influenced by Japonisme.

The quirky drawings, with modern-looking crops and close-up perspective, made the book stand out from all other alphabets of the day. The plate of the hippopotamus, for example, conveys the great bulk of the animal by forcing it up against the frame, while the image of the bat has the creature flying almost in the reader’s face.

When the book was published, contemporary critics acclaimed the artist’s strong handling and accurate anatomical knowledge, as well as his appreciation of the habits and movements of the animals depicted. One wrote that “It is certainly the best book of the kind we have ever seen.” A hundred and twenty years after it was first published, this exquisite book—very much of its moment but modern in spirit—will enchant and educate a new generation of children.

Carton Moore Park (1877–1956) was a British painter, illustrator and teacher. During the 1890s, he was best known for his illustrated books, such as An Alphabet of Animals, Book of Birds and A Book of Elfin Rhymes. He lived in London until 1910, when he emigrated to New York, where he spent the rest of his life.


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An Alphabet of Animals

AN ALPHABET OF ANIMALS

By Carton Moore Park.

ART / BOOKS

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Pub Date: 6/18/2019
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Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals

PAUL GAUGUIN'S INTIMATE JOURNALS

Preface by Émile Gauguin. Translated by Van Wyck Brooks.

ART / BOOKS

ISBN: 9781908970459
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Pub Date: 6/18/2019
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The Art of Aubrey Beardsley

THE ART OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY

Text by Arthur Symons.

ART / BOOKS

ISBN: 9781908970374
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Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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The Art of Rodin

THE ART OF RODIN

Introduction by Louis Weinberg.

ART / BOOKS

ISBN: 9781908970381
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Pub Date: 6/26/2018
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The Poetry of Light

THE POETRY OF LIGHT

Text by Andrew Robison.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831720502
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Pub Date: 9/15/2015
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Armenia

ARMENIA

By Gabriella Uluhogian, Boghos Levon Zekiyan.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857212449
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Pub Date: 9/25/2012
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Leonardo da Vinci and Gian Giacomo Caprotti Called Sala

LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GIAN GIACOMO CAPROTTI CALLED SALA

Text by Maurizio Zecchini.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831726115
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 10/11/2016
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Drawing after Architecture

DRAWING AFTER ARCHITECTURE

Text by Carolyn Yerkes.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831726740
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Pub Date: 2/20/2018
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I Caravaggeschi

I CARAVAGGESCHI

By Claudio Strinati.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884912824
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Pub Date: 9/7/2010
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Art of the Twentieth Century, Volume I

ART OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, VOLUME I

By Valerio Terraroli.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876246043
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 10/3/2006
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The Garden of Monsieur Monet

THE GARDEN OF MONSIEUR MONET

Text by Pia Valentinis. Illustrations by Giancarlo Ascari.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781910350195
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Pub Date: 10/6/2015
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Art of the Twentieth Century, Volume II

ART OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, VOLUME II

By Valerio Terraroli. Contributions by Gabriella Belli, Carlo Bertelli, Germano Celant, Ester Coen, Ida Gianelli.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876248047
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Pub Date: 10/16/2007
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A Window on the World: From Durer to Mondrian and Beyond

A WINDOW ON THE WORLD: FROM DURER TO MONDRIAN AND BEYOND

Edited by Marco Franciolli, Giovanni Iovane, Sylvie Wuhrmann.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857216973
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Pub Date: 9/17/2013
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Food in the Louvre

FOOD IN THE LOUVRE

By Yves Pinard. Foreword by Paul Bocuse.

SKIRA PARIS

ISBN: 9782081228214
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Pub Date: 1/12/2010
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Art of the Twentieth Century

ART OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

By Loredana Parmesani.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788881186884
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Pub Date: 4/1/2000
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Caravaggio

CARAVAGGIO

Edited by Claudio Strinati.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857204581
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Pub Date: 9/21/2010
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