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RARE FLYING OR WHAT IS THE SECRET OF FLYING by KVETA PACOVSKA, 1st EDITION, 1995, THREE DIMENSIONAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK, 44 pgs., hard cover, North South Bks, N.Y., & Printed in Italy 8 3/4" x 13 1/2", in excellent condition. BONUS: ORIGINAL COLOUR POSTER that was ONLY FOR PROMOTN., 16 1/2" x 23 1/2" in very good condition. Originally published in Switzerland under the title "Turme" in 1995. Excellent in white glossy paper covered boards with title "Flying" on front panel. Color illustration on front board. Two three dimensional illustrations (that emerge when opening bk). in interior among others. This is truly a work of an incredibly imaginative artist in rich, deep colour illustrations. Kveta Pacovska was born in 1928 in Prague, where she still lives and works. She began her career as an illustrator in the fifties, specializing in object books, three-dimensional tactile works and illustrations of children's stories. A sense of playfulness is an essential characteristic of her work. Artist quotes: "A book is architecture for me. It is a given sealed space into which I compose painted, written, cut and empty pages...White, & Black are not included in the colour spectrum but for me they are colours and mean maximum contrast. And maximum contrast is the maximum beauty. I am striving for maximum contrast. Red and green. The placing of colours one over the other. It depends on the relation, proportion, rhythm, size, amount and how we placed colours together. It is like music. Each individual tone is beautiful by itself and in certain groupings we create new dimensions, harmony, disharmony, symphonies, operas and books for children."
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