An ingenious series of three dimensional spreads with fold outs and narrative booklets, IN THE BEGINNING shows how the timeless narratives of the Book of Genesis have inspired artists for thousands of years and continue to do so today This spectacular gift book features Fischer s original artwork on intricate pop ups created in collaboration with paper engineer Bruce Foster, which represent the classic stories from the first chapter of the Bible With spreads that range from a medieval inspired Garden of Eden to an stunningly tall tower of Babel to a magnificent diorama depicting Jacob s dream of a stairway to Heaven, IN THE BEGINNING is destined to become a treasured keepsake and perennial favorite on every family s shelf....
|Title||:||In the Beginning: The Art of Genesis: A Pop-Up Book|
|Publisher||:||Little, Brown and Company Pop edition October 8, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||12 pages|
|File Size||:||569 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
In the Beginning: The Art of Genesis: A Pop-Up Book Reviews
I didn't expect to find at the top center of the second and third pages of this pop up book, a drawing of the full body of a man, detailing his male genitalia, superimposed on another image of seemingly identical male arms (2) and legs (2), each drawn at an approximately 30 degree angle from the man's arms and legs. The man is next to a lion and there are no other animals in this drawing. Is this an attempt to show the man doing jumping jacks? Or is it trying to show the man stretching both arms and legs by exactly the same degree? What would be the point of either? Or is it drawing another man behind the man? But the Book of Genesis does not mention anything to suggest this. Why then is this book's title "In the Beginning - The Art of Genesis?" Oh. Art. Conceptual art? So, what's the concept? How is it based on the text of Genesis? Or is it just an ideological statement? Why is it advertised as intended for "older children?"
This and angels are really beautiful, although compared to sabuda and reinhart books, not as good of quality, I wish they used thicker paper, I especially liked the stained glass, fun way to learn.
I purchased this book sight unseen as a gift for my five-year-old, knowing that she loves pop-up books and thinking that this is a good introduction to reading scripture.
A fine pop-up book. Don't let any one else's whining deter you from buying this. Well, not the particular one I bought but any other you find for sale. I bought mine through Amazon. Dot com.
I use pop-up books for religion classes for adults and children. This book rocks. It is informational and fun. Pictures are great. Thumbs up!
I have always been intrigued with pop-ups so I was especially interested in this one. And I was not dissapointed. It is awesome.