Daily Archives: June 22, 2013

After Seeing The ABC of It

Having now seen “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” here is a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post. First thing to know is┬áthat it is wonderful — witty in design and delightful in the actual objects on display. It is reflective of curator Leonard S. Marcus’s intelligent and deep understanding of children’s books — this is reflective in the works on display, their organization, the whimsical exhibit design (Leonard worked closely with the designers on this), and the informative wall cards and text. As it will be on through next March I urge anyone who is in or visits New York City to be sure to go (specifics are here).

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There’s a rabbit hole!

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And Alice’s neck (made of books and pages)┬ámoves up and down.

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The man of the hour, Leonard Marcus.

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NYPL’s Betsy Bird and Jeanne Lamb who helped behind the scenes (along with many others at NYPL) in front of a section featuring NYC books (and Faith Ringold’s quilt).

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This is probably hard to see because of my shadow, but those are two teeny weeny red shoes in a corner of The Wizard of Oz display.

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This photo has all the words it needs, doesn’t it?

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