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Charley Harper's Animal Kingdom Hardcover – October 15, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: AMMO Books (October 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934429430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934429433
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #416,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""The never-before-published animal illustrations are so graphic, they're perfectly suited to this large format book. What I really love about Harper's work is that the animals retain their integrity: They don't all look like cartoon animals and don't have an ounce of Disney-esque cuteness. It's an exuberant tribute to an exuberant artist, and a lovely antidote to a gray winter day."" —Home Design with Kevin Sharkey, MarthaStewart.com

""Beyond iconizing America's wildlife, Harper's style was fundamental in the formation of contemporary graphic design, promoting 'minimal realism' that relies on basic geometric forms and crisp lines. His sense for color shines in this high quality printing from Ammo, and the exaggerated scale shows off Harper's eye for detail."" —Cool Hunting

""If you think you've seen the work of Charley Harper, then Todd Oldham's new compendium of more than 300 previously unseen animal illustrations will be a breath of fresh fauna."" —Herman Miller

About the Author

Charley Harper was an American illustrator who worked from his studio in the woods near Cincinnati, Ohio, until his death in 2007, at the age of eighty-four. He is beloved for his delightful, graphic, and often-humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects, and people alike. Charley liked to say that when he paints a bird, he doesn't count all the feathers in the wings—he just counts the wings. Minimal realism, he called it, and his unique and precise style continue to resonate and inspire his admirers.

Todd Oldham is an innovator of accessible design and the founder of Todd Oldham Studio, a multidisplinary design studio in New York City. Originally a fashion designer, Todd has hosted MTV's "House of Style." Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design—from interior design, film, and photography to furniture, graphic art, and product design. Todd is also the author of several publications by AMMO Books, including "Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life," "Wayne White," "Kid Made Modern," and "Joan Jett."

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Todd Oldham is one of the most beloved and mediagenic designers working today. Originally a couture fashion designer with several stores in New York, and a commentator on MTV's House of Style, Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design, from film and photography to furniture and graphic art. Todd appears frequently as a consultant on NBC's Today, as well as on MTV's enormously popular Crib Crashers, for which Todd redesigns teenagers' homes in the likeness of their favorite stars' abode. Oldham designs his own line of dorm room furnishings for Target in addition to a line of furniture for La-Z-Boy, and he is currently developing a television series based on Handmade Modern. Most recently, he has become a contributing editor to ReadyMade magazine. He lives in New York City.

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I would recommend all fans to purchase it.
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It's very large, and the big pages disp0lay his colors and animals well.
T. A. Parkhurst
This book is my second one from Todd Oldham about Charley Harper.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Natalie Krueger on November 27, 2012
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Modern, attractive layout. Thick, luxurious paper. This is just a treasure. The book cover is so pretty, I'm displaying it as art. I love Charley Harper, and I love Todd Oldham for making his work so accessible to poor people like me!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AER3 on January 5, 2013
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This book is my second one from Todd Oldham about Charley Harper. I discovered Charley's work while working with La-Z-Boy at a local photo studio. Thank you Todd for providing yet another interesting and visually stimulating book for the public. A beautifully printed and presented book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ironman on December 25, 2012
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I received this from my wonderful husband for Christmas this year -- what a treasure! The illustrations are breath-taking, and seeing so many new renderings all gathered in one gigantic book - it's almost sensory overload (but in a good way!). Thank you to Todd Oldham and Thank you to my husband!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah DeBruyn on September 16, 2013
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I've always loved animals but Charley Harper's art make animals so much more alive in his portrayals. I would think that kids of all ages would be attracted to his art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marianne cannon on April 12, 2014
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If you like Charlie Harper, you like Charlie Harper, I think. I love the simple complexities of his artwork. A true genius. I did not want to put this book on a shelf where no one could see it. It needs to be left open. The inside pages contain the beauty. I placed it like a blanket at the foot of the bed where I can change to new pages each day. It feels very fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. A. Parkhurst on March 3, 2014
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Charley Harper was a fab artist whose animal figures are great fun. I love this book. It's very large, and the big pages disp0lay his colors and animals well.
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By Maurizio Zambardi on May 30, 2014
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No comment by me about the choice, it was required by a friend.
After that and considering the appearance of the book I'm supposing it be an excellent article.
Delivered in perfect condition.
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Anyone interested in design,color and amazing portrayal of wild life should look at this book.The skills of his pen and brush combined with his eye for placement,position,and,humor...who doesn't! love a cheeky racoon or frisky squirrel?This book will make you smile,marvel at his talents and in my case,head out to search for now available fabric with some of his designs.
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