Thursday, March 31, 2011

Little Stone and Big Peppermint

from Comparative Psychology of Mental Development by Heinz Werner, International Universities Press, NY, 1957

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Sparrow Finds A Home

The Sparrow Finds a Home by Gerald A. Pottebaum, illustrated by Robert Strobridge, Little People's Paperbacks, The Seabury Press, NY, 1967 (from Psalm 84)
I recently found a pile of these little books dating from 1964-1979 (although they're probably more recent reprints). This one's my favourite but I'll try to post more in the future.

Hungarian couple

Géza Gárdonyi by Ida Regénye, Budapest, 1966
Emberek és Fegyverek by Olesz Honscar, Budapest, 1974

Monday, March 28, 2011

misc. bookshelf

Modernās Zinātnes Problēmas by Prof. Dr. Chem. B. Jirgensons, 1947 (latvian)(thanks S.H.)
Up Above & Down Below by Irma E. Weber, William R. Scott Inc., 1943

Safar Jaaree Hai by Ram Prakash, 1986 (front and back cover)

Bird Song Recording by Frederick Purves, The Focal Press , London, 1962

Madrasat Al-Hobb by Anis Mansur, 1984 (arabic)

Friday, March 25, 2011

like an eagle rising from a phoenix

Visit Jon Pylypchuk's new blog. One of my favourite artists and people. Miss you Jon.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

the face

Howard re-creates the "face" that inspired him to paint sacred art (detail) / Drawing of perpetual-motion machine (detail) / Howard painting an angel, 1986 / Howard's first computer work, 1987 (detail) / Howard in his studio, 1986
from Howard Finster: Man Of Visions---The Life and Work of a Self-Taught Artist by J.E.Turner, Alfred A. Knoff, NY, 1989

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

1000 cranes

back cover of Origami Folding Fun: Kangaroo Book by Isao Honda, Japan Publications Inc., Tokyo, 1968

Monday, March 21, 2011

Impression of carver who has never seen a tree

Caribou Spirit by Tudlik, Cape Dorset / Man Kneeling (granite) by Tudlik, Cape Dorset / Birds in a Tree ---Impression of carver who has never seen a tree by Ittorchiak, Frobisher Bay
from Canadian Eskimo Art, The Department of Northern Affairs and Natural Resources, Ottawa, 1965---Design and Layout by James A. Houston. Photos by Bert Beaver and The National Film Board, Canada.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Niki de Saint Phalle at work

Shooting, 1961 / Studio with Nanas in progress, 1965 / Golem in progress, 1972 / 2 Maquettes for the Tarot Garden, Tuscany, 1979 / Sketch by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle on photo of Tarot Garden in progress / Niki in front of finished 'shooting painting', 1961
from Niki de Saint Phalle by Pontus Hulten, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1992

Friday, March 18, 2011

table, ledger, trumpet and drum

from The Rainbow Book: Verses For Children by Samuil Marshak, illustrated by Mai Miturich, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1974 (first English printing)

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Richard Tuttle: I Thought I Was Going on a Trip But I Was Only Going Down Stairs, York University, Toronto, 1997 (edition of 500, 10 pages, accordion fold on velum)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Lion by William Pène du Bois, 1956 (Viking Seafarer edition, 1974)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Toys and Techniques

Visit Ben at Toys and Techniques.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Marvelous Grace private press LP, Altona, Manitoba, no date (Kenneth Unger & Darlene Friesen, accompanied by their teacher Mrs. Dora Doell) (Thanks to M.Langlois so long ago.)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


What We Can Believe! by Trall Engle, Ohio, 1949 (distributed by The National Spiritualist, Chicago)

Friday, March 11, 2011


from Everyday Japanese Characters by Michael Pye, The Hokuseido Press, Tokyo, 1977