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The Resource Ah-ha to zig-zag : 31 objects from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Maira Kalman

Ah-ha to zig-zag : 31 objects from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Maira Kalman

Label
Ah-ha to zig-zag : 31 objects from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Title
Ah-ha to zig-zag
Title remainder
31 objects from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Statement of responsibility
Maira Kalman
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maira Kalman's exuberant illustrations and humorous commentary bring design history to life in this inspired ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt, in time for its long-awaited reopening. "A. Ah-ha! There you Are." begins Maira Kalman's joyfully illustrated romp through the treasures of Cooper Hewitt' design collection. With her signature wit and warm humor, Kalman's ABC book introduces children and adults to the myriad ways design touches our lives. Posing the question "If you were starting a museum, what would you put in your collection?", Kalman encourages the reader to put pen to paper and send in personal letters--an intimate, interactive gesture to top off her unique tour of the world of design. Objects ranging from a thirteenth-century silk thinking cap to 1889 tin slippers with bows, all the way to Gerrit Rietveld's Zig-Zag chair are brought to colorful life. Kalman's hand-lettered text is whimsical and universal in turns, drawing lessons as easily from a worn old boot as a masterpiece of midcentury modernism. Irresistibly, we are led to agree, "Everything is design."
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalman, Maira
Dewey number
745.4/074747/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum
  • Art objects
  • Alphabet books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ah-ha to zig-zag : 31 objects from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Maira Kalman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn889520725
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780847843770
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014933718
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Ah-ha to zig-zag : 31 objects from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Maira Kalman
Publication
Control code
ocn889520725
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780847843770
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014933718
Other physical details
color illustrations

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