The World Is Round by Gertrude Stein, Clement Hurd, Thacher Hurd
  

The World Is Round

Written by Gertrude Stein, Clement Hurd, Thacher Hurd
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The World Is Round by Gertrude Stein, Clement Hurd, Thacher Hurd

Published to commemorate its 75th anniversary, The World Is Round brings back into print the classic story created by Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd.Written in her unique prose style, Gertrude Stein's The World Is Round chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Rose-a whimsical tale that delights in wordplay and sound while exploring the ideas of personal identity and individuality. This stunning volume replicates the original 1939 edition to a T, including all of Clement Hurd's original blue-and-white art printed on the rose-pink paper that Stein insisted upon. Also featured here are two essays that provide an inside view to the making of the book. The first, a foreword by Clement Hurd's son, author and illustrator Thacher Hurd, includes previously unpublished photographs and sheds light on a creative family life in Vermont, where his father and mother, author Edith Thacher Hurd, often collaborated on children's books. The second essay, an afterword by Edith Thacher Hurd, takes readers behind the scenes of the making of The World Is Round, including the numerous letters exchanged between Hurd and Stein as well as images of Stein with the real-life Rose and her white poodle, Love.

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The perfect mix of Gertrude Stein's painterly words and Clement Hurd's elegant illustrations make The World Is Round an unforgettable treasure. -- Todd Oldham a book. a beautiful book. arrived. it is pink and it is smart and it is beautiful. bring that book over here so i can look at it. would you like some tea? -- Maira Kalman

About the Author

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was born in Pittsburgh to a prosperous German-Jewish family. She was educated in France and the United States, worked under the pioneering psychologist William James, and later studied medicine. With her brother Leo she was an important patron of the arts, acquiring works by many contemporary artists, most famously Picasso, while her home became a popular meeting place for writers and painters from Matisse to Hemingway. Her books include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. Clement Hurd (1908-1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Leger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California. Clement Hurd (1908-1988) se graduo de Yale University. Estudio pintura en Paris en los anos 1930 con Fernand Leger, entre otros. Alli fue donde desarrollo su estilo caracteristico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien tambien creo muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los ninos. Thacher Hurd is the award-winning author and illustrator of several children's books. He lives with his wife, Olivia, in Berkeley, California. Thacher Hurd es un autor e ilustrador que ha recibido varios premios por sus libros para ninos. Vive con su esposa, Olivia, en Berkeley, California.

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Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Gertrude Stein, Clement Hurd, Thacher Hurd
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Publisher

Harper Design International an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Publication date

29th October 2013

ISBN

9780062203076


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