Friday, July 29, 2016
Book Review: Alphabet Everywhere by Elliott Kaufman
Title: Alphabet Everywhere
Author: Elliott Kaufman
Publisher: Abbeville Kids
Release Date: May 29th 2012
GoodReads: There is a world of letters just waiting to be discovered in the world around us -- if we know how to look for it.
In this engaging and delightful book, photographer Elliott Kaufman reveals the "secret" life of the alphabet through his photographs, showing how letters can be found in things we encounter every day. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by multiple images, each unintentionally created by the intersection of architectural details, shadows, light, or natural elements as caught by Kaufman's keen eye. Some are obvious, while others demand a little more imagination to recognize, inviting the readers to start their own game of hunting for letters! This fun approach also reinforces the notion that learning to see the familiar in new ways encourages visual literacy and creativity.
Elliott Kaufman is an architectural photographer whose work has been displayed in venues such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Light Gallery (NYC). He currently teaches at Queens College and the International Center for Photography.
Mine: Who knew that letters were out there everywhere?
What a wonderful book and the photography is spectacular.
The best thing is at the end of where there is a description of the photos: crosswalk markings (K), buss hand rail (S), chain link fence with green slats (N) and of course a ladder (A).
Makes you want to look around a little more as you take a walk to see what letters you can find.
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*I received a free ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*