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2015 new books
Rhymes of Early Jungle Folk:
A Replica of the 1922 Edition Featuring the Poems of
Mary E. Marcy with Woodcuts by Wharton Esherick
The Wharton Esherick Museum, Mary E. Marcy, Wharton Esherick
• The 1922 children’s book featuring the first 73 woodcuts done by American craftsman Wharton Esherick
• Authorized by the Wharton Esherick Museum
• Introduced children to the radical idea of evolution—and revealed a new artistic direction for Esherick
This facsimile edition of a 1922 children’s book features 73 dynamic andwhimsical woodcut illustrations—the
firstwoodcutsthatthefamedAmericancraftsmanWhartonEsherickproduced.Ahigh-qualityreplicaauthorized
by theWharton EsherickMuseum, 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 todecorative carving, andultimately, toEsherick’s realization that hewas a sculptor rather than a painter.
Mary E. Marcy
was a leading socialist writer in the early 20th century. American artist and craftsman
Wharton Esherick
(1887–1970) 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
.
Size: 6" x 9" • 73 b/w woodcut illus • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4937-9 • hard cover • $19.99
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Two Scoops of Hooah!:
The T-Wall Art of Kuwait and Iraq
George Hauer with Robin Whitney
• Over 270 striking images created by Coalition Gulf War soldiers
• Concrete barriers and blast walls turned into artistic memorials and later destroyed by Iraqi forces
• Dedicated to all those who have served, are serving, and those who have sacrificed
Within the pages of this book you will see how cement structures, intended for barriers, are transformed
into pictorial walls that identify military units and honor service members who gave their lives for freedom
in the Gulf War.They provide an
esprit de corps
for their unit members who are forward deployed from their
home base, post, or camp. The unit colors and insignias displayed on these walls become the thoughts and
memories of the men and women who have fought, and for those who have died for freedom. Memorial
walls proclaim in silence the ultimate sacrifice of service.This artwork represents Coalition Soldiers, Sailors,
Airmen, Marines, Coast Guard, and D.O.D. Civilians who answered the call of freedom and deployed far
from home and family. When these walls decay and are turned to rubble, this book will become a lasting
legacy to those who have served in Kuwait and Iraq.
GeorgeHauer
is the Co-Founder of Operation:Music Aid, the supplier of over 2,400 new instruments to
wounded soldiers and vets.
RobinWhitney
is a freelance writer and a long time resident of Madison, CT.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 274 color photos • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4950-8 • hard cover • $29.99
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