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- DescriptionThis facsimile edition of a 1922 children's book features seventy-three dynamic and whimsical woodcut illustrations-the first woodcuts that the famed American craftsman Wharton Esherick produced. A high-quality replica authorized by the Wharton Esherick Museum, this book reveals the foundation of Esherick's direction as an artist. Edited by Museum director Paul Eisenhauer, it also features a foreword by Museum assistant curator Laura Heemer. The illustrations frame verses that introduce children to the principles of evolution, a highly controversial topic at the time: the book was published three years before the famous Scopes Monkey trial of 1925 that resulted in the inclusion of the teaching of evolution in public schools. Drawn by the excitement of the controversy, Esherick threw his passion into these illustrations. Afterward he would go on to carve over 300 woodcuts, leading to decorative carving, and ultimately, to Esherick's realization that he was a sculptor rather than a painter.
- Author BiographyMary E Marcy was a leading socialist writer in the early 20th century. American artist and craftsman Wharton Esherick (18871970) is known primarily as a sculptor and furniture maker. His studio in Paoli, Pennsylvania, is open to the public as part of the Wharton Esherick Museum.
- Author(s)Laura Heemer,Mary E. Marcy,Wharton Esherick
- PublisherSchiffer Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication28/05/2015
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Place of PublicationAtglen
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSchiffer Publishing Ltd
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight424 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Foreword byLaura Heemer
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