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Kindling: 12 Removable Prints
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on October 13, 2014
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Beautiful prints. Great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2013
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This is an incredible value for anyone that is a James Jean fan! A beautifully composed book all together but the prints are easily removed for individual framing if you so desire. Hard to find Jean's work in other forms these days so snap these up!
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on January 29, 2013
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Beautiful collection of prints from an insanely talented James Jean. These are lovely quality and any art lover would be proud to hang them in their home. Surprisingly large as well, esp considering the very inexpensive price. A great buy.
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on November 29, 2012
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Wonderful prints by one of my favorite artists. I framed several for my bachelor pad. Might be a little creepy to have a transparent, naked, blue boy hanging on my wall, but haters gonna hate. The crease in the middle of the centerfolds is barely noticeable once framed.
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on July 5, 2012
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I bought this as a birthday present for my husband, and we both really enjoy it. James Jean is one of our favorite artists, and Kindling allowed us to experience printed versions of his work and to see a wide range of his talent without purchasing a more expensive piece. It's a fun collection as the prints are gorgeous and highly detailed, the packaging was well-thought and beautiful, and for the asking price, it's totally worth it.
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on May 16, 2012
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I have long admired James Jean's work and had discovered it when I received a book of postcards of his work as a gift. I've always wanted to purchase a print but they can be so pricey at times. This book was perfect. The prints are relatively large, perfect to frame. But be forewarned: though my book was packaged in cardboard, I had still received it with a dent in the corner from shipping.
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on June 10, 2011
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Wow. I mean, wow. The art is fabulous and I simply can't bring myself to remove any of the prints. This is a fantastic collection of art; a must buy!
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on March 25, 2011
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Well if you are interested in the book, it is pretty easy to find small images of the 12 prints included so you will know what you are going to get. Anyway if you dont like any of them you should quite obviously not buy it. If, however, you enjoy James Jean's work as much as I do, you should be quite pleased with this book. I havent removed any of the prints yet (since I dont have anything to frame the one(s) we want to hang), but they are a good size, and the reproduction is quite nice.

There are some small gripes in that the multi-page (panel) paintings will have a crease in them since they are folded to fit the format. ANyway the prints are at least 11*14, and it will come in a huge box once delivered. I was pleasantly suprised since I didnt really read any of the details in the product description.
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on July 14, 2010
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I wanted to give this product five stars. However, the high quality of the prints and the more-than-reasonable price notwithstanding, the largest print has a crease right down the middle, making it unsuitable for display. Still, this book is worth every penny, so if you're a fan of James Jean's work, buy it. You won't be disappointed, despite its one flaw.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is an absolutely beautiful book, named after James Jean's 2008 'Kindling' exhibition. The images are fantastical with themes of childhood, dreams and fantasies playing a large part.

A3 in size, it contains 12 prints of some of my favourite James Jean works; 'Ballad' is a beautiful swirling yellow, red and blue piece with mice playing violins and banjos, 'Hide' is a teeming rabbit-warren of cabbage-headed children, 'Swan' is a delicate image of a girl and swans, and his haunting 'Hare', a ghostly grey and red portrait of an eyeless girl with a hare is a stand-out for me. Kindling also includes a gatefold print of 'Toymaker' (which ends up being 24"). Of course, this print then has a fold in the middle, but for the size and the details this then captures it is worth it.

I bought the book with the intention to frame some of the prints (at least half of them I HAVE to have on my wall), and they certainly suit this purpose, all the prints are bordered with white or striking black. However, on opening the book from it's centre tab, I found that the layout of the book as an entire work has had as much thought put into it as the prints themselves. The thread that runs from the cabbage-girl's head to a mantis, praying to a ball of yarn, on opening the book weaves through a maze, watched over by a skipping willow-tree-child. There is text along the inside of the spine pertaining to the thread; the helix thoughts of the girl. The last image is of the mantis greedily crawling over a rotted cabbage skull filled with the red thread. (Yes, James Jean has a vivid imagination and his work is often off-beat and creepy - you have been warned.) On the back of every print is a preparation sketch for the particular work, and you can see sometimes small details that have been changed in the process of developing the art.

A great deal of thought and energy has been put into making this release beautiful and meaningful to artlovers and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys James Jean's artwork.

Here is a list of the 12 works included:
Maze
Hive
Hide
Fountain 1
Fountain 2
Swan
Willow (Horse)
Toymaker
Shattered
Ballad
Hare
Vanity

You can see all of these works at James Jean's website: [...]
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