An Artist's Alphabet

An Artist's Alphabet

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A surreal and gorgeous alphabet book from exceptional artist Norman Messenger.

A surreal and gorgeous alphabet book from an exceptional artist. The ingenious Norman Messenger transforms the ordinary letters of the alphabet into extraordinary objects in this visionary collection of flora, fauna and more. A Walker Studio book that all ages will delight in and a beautiful gift for an art-lover.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 237 x 307 x 14mm | 625g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406346764
  • 9781406346763
  • 21,527

Review quote

[..] a surreal book whose graphic brilliance includes arching caterpillars forming the letter B for butterfly, twisted twine for T and other clever mnemonics marrying shape with sound Children will look at it for hours. * New Statesman * a stunner * The Observer * Picture books are definitely not only for children - all ages will delight in this stunningly illustrated book which helps us to look at letters in unexpected ways; the words don't obviously match the letters, making you think. Exceptional and ingenious, Norman Messenger has transformed the alphabet into extraordinary objects in this visionary collection of flora, fauna and more. Not just capital letters either - lower case letters are cleverly juxtaposed to give thought-provoking illustrations. This is a Walker Studio book which will make a beautiful gift for any art-lover. Very clever. * Parents In Touch *
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About Norman Messenger

Norman Messenger's reputation as an illustrator became established with work for books, magazines and design groups. His books for children include Annabel's House (winner of the US Redbook Award); Making Faces; Imagine and The Land of Neverbelieve. He was a founder member of the Association of Illustrators and lives in Gloucestershire.
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89 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 33% (29)
4 30% (27)
3 24% (21)
2 12% (11)
1 1% (1)
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