See and Say 3

See and Say by Antonio Frasconi. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., NY. 1955. ©Antonio Frasconi.

 

Love the use of color overlays. Purple bus!

 

Fantastic picture book featuring brilliant woodcuts by artist Antonio Frasconi. What's so cool about this book is the fact that it's in four languages, with the word for each object given in English (printed in black), Italian (blue), French (red), and Spanish (green).

 

There's no one place to learn about Fasconi, but here are a few links to check out about the man:

 

Antonio Frasconi on Artcyclopedia

Antonio Frasconi at Davidson's Galleries

Google Image Search for Antonio Frasconi

 

The dude was born in 1919 and is still living at age 90. Awesome. This was his first children's book.

 

 

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