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Reads tagged with “vintage”

Culinary Advice from James Beard, Illustrated by the Provensens
Culinary Advice from James Beard, Illustrated by the Provensens

“Take time to cherish the old and to investigate the new.”

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This Is Israel: Miroslav Sasek’s Iconic Vintage Children’s Book, as an Animated Short Film
This Is Israel: Miroslav Sasek’s Iconic Vintage Children’s Book, as an Animated Short Film

A bittersweet time machine of vibrant illustration.

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Vibrant Vintage Illustrations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey by Alice and Martin Provensen
Vibrant Vintage Illustrations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey by Alice and Martin Provensen

Ancient Greek mythology meets mid-century art.

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Outer Space Humor: Vintage Illustrated Astro-Jokes from the Zenith of the Space Race
Outer Space Humor: Vintage Illustrated Astro-Jokes from the Zenith of the Space Race

“A visitor from Jupiter, watching a typical Western on television, remarked to a friend: ‘How come the hero has a biped riding on his back?'”

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Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales
Alice and Martin Provensen’s Stunning Vintage Illustrations for Twelve Classic Fairy Tales

From “The Happy Prince” to “The Beauty and the Beast,” by way of feminism and art history.

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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

“The way people use a place mirrors expectations.”

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Salvador Dalí Illustrates the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac
Salvador Dalí Illustrates the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

From Aries to Pisces, by way of a confused lobster.

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Salvador Dalí Illustrates Montaigne: Sublime Surrealism from a Rare 1947 Limited Edition, Signed by Dalí
Salvador Dalí Illustrates Montaigne: Sublime Surrealism from a Rare 1947 Limited Edition, Signed by Dalí

Two of history’s most formidable talents, at the intersection of literature at art.

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Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak
Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak

“Krauss books can be bridges between the poor dull insensitive adult and the fresh, imaginative, brand-new child.”

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Ever Rethinking the Lord’s Prayer: Buckminster Fuller Revises Scripture with Science
Ever Rethinking the Lord’s Prayer: Buckminster Fuller Revises Scripture with Science

“Love is metaphysical gravity.”

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