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The Art of Kim Anderson Hardcover – January 9, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1ST edition (January 9, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761110623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761110620
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kim Anderson is a world-famous photographer whose captivating images of children can be seen on greeting cards, posters, collectibles, and gallery prints. He lives with his wife and two children in Zug, Switzerland.

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I look through this book quite often.
jilljaz
I recommend this book to everyone who likes portrait photography.
Donald Mitchell
They are an amazing gift and expressed wonderfully in this book.
Mark Dollar

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Gimenez on March 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
In his book, Kim presents an amazing selection of handpainted photos. If you are a hobbist who wants to take some ideas, or if you like Kim's art (which you probably have seen in many postals) or if you just want to see some beautiful and inspiring photos, I STRONGLY recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Dollar on April 2, 2000
Format: Hardcover
After viewing this book, I was touched greatly at the preciousness of children. They are an amazing gift and expressed wonderfully in this book. I highly recommend it and think the photography is phenominal.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
These photographs will bring you joy beyond what five stars can express.
Bertram Bahner, who is Kim Anderson, has created an amazing collection here that will inspire you to see the world afresh, and take heart.
You are familiar with his work, because it is everywhere, but the combined effect of seeing 240 of his best will overwhelmingly free your heart.
The classic Kim Anderson shot has children around age 3-4 wearing adult clothes (sort of like dress-up) in an adult pose, with simple props (like a single rose), in a black and white image with muted hand-painted color to highlight key elements of the composition, especially the symbolic ones.
But the best parts of these shots are the expressions of pure joy on the faces and in the eyes of the children. They're having a ball, doing something that should be great pleasure for adults as well. By looking at the images, you can touch (and remain in touch with) a purer part of your heart and soul.
The book is divided into different sections built around a theme. These are first love, thoughts, friendship, let's pretend, little girls, and little boys. Each section is introduced by an essay describing the author's own child or children and impressions of this aspect of childhood. The little boys and little girls essays contain lovely fold-out photographs in their midst.
Here are my most favorite images in the book: Gentleman caller; Sweet surprise; All smiles . . . ; Trespass not on their solitude; Just imagine; Youth dwells in possibility; Once upon a time; Happily ever after; Special delivery; Summer idyll; Elfin damsels; Sitting pretty; and Free spirit. In selecting these photographs, let me observe that these are of extremely high quality -- a level I would call "sublime.
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