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Alexander Girard Color Board book – December 15, 2011


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Product Details

  • Board book: 58 pages
  • Publisher: Ammo Books; Brdbk edition (December 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934429775
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934429778
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreS-Most of the images in this square board book are from Girard's textiles and designs while a few include photographs of wooden toys and a shot from a painting. While certainly colorful and attractive, the artwork is displayed in a seemingly random order. The result is a series of examples of Girard's work rather than a continuous narrative. The rhyming text, taking many grammatical liberties, focuses on identifying some colors and objects from each picture: "red, green, and/blue stripes,/orange stripes/and more;/a few/black/birds;/i think/there/are/four?" In light of the many available color-oriented board books available, this one can be skipped.-Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

About the Author

ALEXANDER GIRARD (1907-1993) was a pre-eminent mid-20th century designer whose work spanned many disciplines, including textile design,graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture. He was born in New York to an American mother and French-Italian father, raised in Florence, Italy, and graduated from the Royal School of Architecture in Rome.

Girard is most well known for his bold, colorful, and iconic textile designs for Herman Miller (1952-1975). These were often featured in conjunction with furniture designs by his contemporaries Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson. In his designs for La Fonda del Sol restaurant (1960), he experimented with typography as a communication tool and large-scale environmental graphic. Textiles and Objects (1961) was a very influential New York store sponsored by Herman Miller that featured Girard's designs inspired by his travels and folk art collection. The Girard Foundation (1962) houses his own personal and extensive collection of folk art, textiles, toys, and objects from around the world. His complete environmental design for Braniff International Airways (1965) gave him the opportunity to work at all scales with color, graphics, textiles, and furniture design. He designed every aspect of the project himself, from the minute-sized sugar packets and the ticket counters to the graphic colors of the planes themselves.

Alexander Girard's playful yet sophisticated designs continue to inspire new generations of artists and designers.The breadth and scope of his work is truly remarkable. This highly anticipated tome is the first major retrospective of this very accomplished and prolific designer, and has been painstakingly edited by renowned New York-based designer Todd Oldham.

 

GLORIA FOWLER is the design director for AMMO books, and has created AMMO's growing line of kids books and products, starting with the Charley Harper series. The Alexander Girard children's line beautifully augments this series of design-centric products. The Alexander Girard Eden Giant Floor Puzzle, Memory Game, and Board Book celebrate the playful spirit of this seminal designer with a series of educational, well-designed, and affordable items for kids. Gloria is also a faculty member at Art Center College of Design.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clara Teufel on July 15, 2013
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As a mother and a graphic designer, I love this book. Very colorful, cool book. Board book so no ripping.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By milla on April 18, 2013
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great good kids book or coffee table book. pictures are bright with very little words. I have a two year so being able to make up a story i can remember is always good. just pointing out the colors in a funny voice is a good time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Captain McGlue on April 9, 2013
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Give it to an artistic young person. Or keep it for yourself. Eight more words required, so is this enough?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kb on March 9, 2013
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I am an interior designer, and love bringing color and design to my daughter. She is just 6 weeks and loves the images!
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By Laney G on February 24, 2014
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I bought this book for my grandson and I may keep it for myself. I'm studying fashion design and find inspiration in the illustrations and images. I would highly recommend for a child or adult. It's a lovely find.
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