In the Beginning: The Art of Genesis--A Pop-Up Book    -     By: Chuck Fischer
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In the Beginning: The Art of Genesis--A Pop-Up Book

Hachette Book Group / 2008 / Hardcover

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* A unique masterpiece celebrating some of the best-loved Bible stories! Drawn from traditional religious art, three-dimensional pop-up representations illustrate the dramatic stories of Genesis, including creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, and Jacob's ladder. Colorful pull-outs and a mini Book of Genesis add to the charming mix of art and biblical history. 12 pages, hardcover from Little, Brown.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 12
Vendor: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 10.50 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0316118427
ISBN-13: 9780316118422
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Ages: 5-10

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An ingenious series of three-dimensional spreads with fold-outs and narrative booklets shows how the timeless narratives of the Book of Genesis have inspired artists for thousands of years and continue to do so today.

Author Bio

Chuck Fischer's paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of four previous pop-up books -- The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, and Christmas Around the World. He lives in New York City.

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"an impressive, three-dimensional view of the Book of Genesis for older children....this book becomes more amazing as pages are turned."  Booklist

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  1. Sally
    Tampa, FL
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 26, 2008
    Sally
    Tampa, FL
    When I first opened this gorgeous volume, I thought that it was a special book for an older child--someone who would understand how to treasure such a piece of art. However, upon closer inspection, I realize this is no children's book. This is for adults who can properly appreciate not only the artwork--which is breathtaking--but also value the art history included. For centuries, the book of Genesis has been told by artists through their work. Copies of those masterpieces are used to illustrate the text, giving the reader much more than they would expect from a pop-up book.Details are amazing. The Tower of Babel measures 16" in height. Jacob's dream is like a stained glass window (inside a book!). Hold it up to the light for a breath-catching treat. There's a time line of Joseph's life.More than a children's book, I can see this as a special gift for an art history enthusiast, a lover of the Bible, or as a coffee table volume. What a conversation piece!
  2. Deborah
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 3, 2008
    Deborah
    This is an absolutely stunning book. I love pop up books because they draw you more into the book. It's 3D and you can look at it from all different angles to get a better feel of the book. Genesis is a great book to do a pop up version of as there are lots of wonderful stories to be told. All the familiar stories are there and families will be able to show the pop up and then can go back and read the Bible story behind it. My favorite is Jacob's Dream and the Ladder to Heaven. There's a beautiful stained glass pop up display that towers in front of you. Equally as impressive is the Tower of Babel display which just jumps out at you from the book.There's pullouts with replicas of ancient artwork. I love the research that went into recreating them. I will say just because it is a pop up book does not mean its for kids. The pop ups are rather fragile. It's not just pictures, there is a description of the scene with the history and background. There are also classical paintings incorporated in the art which does include nude paintings therefore it's probably not recommended for young children. There is nothing graphic but little ones might might have a lot of questions when seeing them. It's a beautiful book to put on your coffee table and read with the whole family. I think it would be wonderful to have every book of the Bible in pop up form! If you are a visual learner and love art, this is the book for you.
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