In the Face of Presumptions: Essays, Speeches, & Incidental Writings

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2000 - Art - 209 pages
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"Barry Moser, despite his tendency to sound like a Baptist preacher and his abysmal table manners, is a virtuoso close to our hearts. He is best known as an artist who works with books, and more specifically with the texts he loves." "Here is a selection of his prose, his essays, his speeches, and even his letters and journal entries, all concerning his work as a working artist. If you want to know how an artist thinks, how someone who has not only read books but thought deeply about their texts operates, how someone who is as committed to the book as object as anyone working in the field goes about integrating text and image, then this book is a book you should read and reread."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Persistence is Barry Moser's key to pulling and pushing through failure toward success. Read and weep in the face of presumptions! Read full review

Contents

Backyards Birdhouses Toy Wars
8
3
23
There Was a Time
39
Leper A Witchs Garden
53
Thoughts on Being an Artist
70
Fairy Tales Good Bourbon Whiskey
90
In the Face of Presumptions
107
FortySeven Days to Oz
126
Five SelfInterviews
150
Through Thought on Thought
162
Labors Large Small
181
Bibliography 207
197
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BARRY MOSER is the prize-winning illustrator of many beautiful books for children and adults, including Harcourt's Telling Time with Big Mama Cat and Sit, Truman!, both co-illustrated by his daughter Cara Moser and written by Dan Harper. He has won the American Book Award and earned accolades from the American Library Association and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Mr. Moser lives in western Massachusetts.

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