With the passing of time facts have been updated where applicable in the back of each book. This is miroslav sasek 1960s, art, book covers 20450 views comments off on this is miroslav sasek miroslav sasek originally trained as an architect principally because his parents werent too keen on his ambition to become a painter but, as if to prove that you shouldnt stand in the way of talent, after he qualified he duly. This is paris 1959, the first book in saseks this is. Saseks book, originally published in 1959, has been updated to reflect current information. The result is a treasure with an elegant, classic look and delightful narrative that. A pictorial tour of london, england, presenting drawings of the people, historic monuments, and modern sights of london. This is london by miroslav sasek meet your next favorite book. In a 1969 interview with lee bennett hopkins, sasek stated that his three personal favorites of the series were this is edinburgh 1961, this is venice 1961. And at the end of your picture of london there should. This is london by miroslav sasek westminster abbey shop. He also describes cultural aspects one might observe there, including business apparel, tea time and entertainment such as cricket, dart playing in pubs, and open air markets. Based on rizzolis bestselling book by miroslav sasek first published in 1959, this is london 2018 wall.
Beginning with the publication of this is paris in 1959, the series acted as educational and entertaining tourism and travel books for kids, to teach them about some of. An author and illustrator, he is best remembered for his classic stories on the great cities of the world, including paris, new york city, venice, london, and rome. Miroslav saseks most popular book is this is london. Sasek describes and illustrates many familiar london landmarks. Over a 15 year period, between 1959 and 1974, he produced 18 of his this is. For max, more star wars yarns see a prior post and ed emberleys big purple drawing book. The book was published by casterman in 1960 and may be the first french language edition of the book.
We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions starting at. This is paris, his inaugural guide, was released in 1959. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. Seeing as it is supposedly spring in berlin, we felt it. Like this is new york and this is san francisco, this is london and this is paris are facsimile editions of saseks original titles. Sasek, most remembered for a series of childrens books called this is. Max loves emberleys books and has checked the purple one out several times from the library. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Miroslav sasek 1916 1980 was a czech author and illustrator. His brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and remain true to his vision.
Folio, original pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. This is piccadilly circus, buckingham palace, westminister abbey, tower bridge, and the houses of parliament. This is london received the new york times choice of best illustrated childrens book of the year in 1959. With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on london, new york. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Miroslav saseks kids guide to the postwar world the. The story introduces children ideally from ages of about 3 7 to the magic of paris. London is the fourth chapter in the second edition of this is britain. A stay in london turns him into a city gent, complete with bowler.
Based on rizzolis bestselling book by miroslav sasek first published in 1959, this is london 2020 wall calendar highlights the beauty of one of europes most beloved cities. His iconic series won several awards, such as the new york times best illustrated childrens book of the year and the boys club of american junior books award. Miroslav sasek shares his impressions of london with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and piccadilly circus, black cabs, horse guards, and the famed underground. In this video youll see the most famous landmarks in london. Miroslav sasek 1916 1980 was a czech author and illustrator, who generally published under m. In a 1969 interview with lee bennett hopkins, sasek stated that his three personal favorites of the series were this is edinburgh. Miroslav saseks kids guide to the postwar world the atlantic. The book evokes a sense of wonder, while relaying facts about paris that children will find very captivating. Miroslav sasek s most popular book is this is london. Settings include books set in castles, palaces, parks, on the beach. A stay in london turns him into a city gent, complete with.
This is london book illustration by miroslav sasek, 1959 an illustration from miroslav saseks book this is london love the rest of the collection, as well london bus stop m sasek illustration. Following on the runaway success of this is new york, universe is thrilled to reissue two more titles from m. Hide all used hide unspecified hide acceptable hide good hide very good hide like new hide rentals hide digital hide variants hide backorders store languages. With the passing of time facts have been updated where applicable. Miroslav sasek limited edition prints bookroom art press. With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on london, new york, and san francisco, here this famous czech painter presents his impressions of paris in this is paris, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century. With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on paris, new york, and san francisco, m sasek presents stylish, elegant london in. Sasek pictures fabulous, bighearted new york city in this is new york, first published in 1960 and now updated for the 21st century. Here the boy in school uniform posts his letter home. We see things like notre dame, a ticket to ride the metro, and a. This is london is one of a series of travel guides for children written and illustrated by miroslav sasek beginning in the late 1950s. Starting with this is paris, and progressing through other major capitals of the world, and a few.
This is london is a facsimile editions of saseks original title. This book, and the entire series of books by miroslav sasek, are just wonderful. Discover book depositorys huge selection of miroslav sasek books online. This is london is a facsimile editions of sasek s original title. May 28, 2019 written by sasek, m based on rizzolis bestselling book by miroslav sasek first published in 1959, this is london 2020 wall calendar highlights the beauty of one of europes most beloved cities. He was an architecture graduate and studied drawing and painting with czech landscape artist otakar blazicek, and after completing his studies he provided drawings for newspapers and illustrated a large number of books, as well as designing puppets in collaboration with his first wife. To understand a place required persontoperson contact in the ordinary settings of school and home.
First edition of the seventh book in saseks celebrated series of childrens books about the world. Color illustrated, young readers hardcover book about london culture, historical sites. The series was extremely wellreceived, with this is london being named the 1959 best illustrated childrens book of the year by the new york times, and this is new york winning in 1960. Miroslav sasek an author and illustrator, he is best remembered for his classic stories on the great cities of the world, including paris, new york city, venice, london, and rome. Just as pillar boxes and red london buses are iconic of london indeed of england as a whole sausages are iconic of germany. There is a page break between pages 48 and 49 but the binding is firm. This is london is a beautifully illustrated picture book depicting all things to do with the capital city. Saseks quirky illustrations capture everything from the london buses and the houses of parliament to the markets and pubs. With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on paris, new york, and san francisco, m sasek presents stylish, elegant london in this is london, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century. This first edition book is in very good condition with only a few light general marks, plus some surface wear on corners, spine ends and edges. This is venice first edition miroslav sasek bauman.
Saseks this is london received the new york times choice of best illustrated childrens book of the year in 1959, as did this is new york in 1960. Beginning with the publication of this is paris in 1959, the series acted as educational and entertaining. Rubbinos book, first published in 2011, includes new landmarks like the london eye that werent around in 1959. Apr 24, 2004 this book, and the entire series of books by miroslav sasek, are just wonderful. Perfect souvenirs with timely and nostalgic appeal, the books have an elegant, classic look and delightful narrative that will charm both. Explore books by miroslav sasek with our selection at. Miroslav saseks this is picture book series offered a magic carpet to take them. Perfect souvenirs with timely and nostalgic appeal, the books have an elegant, classic look and delightful narrative that will. Here this beloved illustrator shares his impressions of london with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and piccadilly circus, black. F or baby boomers whose childhood dreams were of paris and hong kong rather than narnia and hobbiton, miroslav saseks this is picture book series offered a magic carpet to take them there. Miroslav sasek was born on the 16 th november 1916 in the prague district of zizkov. Miroslav sasek has produced a most charmingly illustrated this is london which, first published in 1959, proved exceedingly popular and has now been updated with an additional page of notes that bring the book into the 21st century.
Sasek, baobab publishers, 2014 2 22 this is rome, 1960. This is london is a facsimile edition of saseks original title. This is london by miroslav sasek and we completely must go to london by lauren child. Guides by sally lodge sep 08, 2016 from the golden gate bridge to a texas rodeo to cape canaveral to the statue of liberty, a new picture book. Because of those titles popularity, sasek ultimately. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures.
With the same wit and perception that distinguished his stylish books on paris, london, and rome, m. Half a century ago, a czech illustrators vivid travel books helped. Sharing a childs view of 1950s paris, this and subsequent travelogues closed to 20 in total enabled sasek to combine several of his. We see its famous buildings, its beautiful gardens, the museums, the sidewalk cafes, and. From london to hong kong, sydney to san francisco, readers will delight in this charming journey through the. Jun 08, 2016 a really joyful london book haul folio society books and a manuscript copy of jane eyre duration. Miroslav sasek november 16, 1916, prague may 1980, wettingen, switzerland was a czech emigre author and illustrator, best known for a series of books for children titled this is. This is london won the new york times best illustrated childrens book award in 1959 and his 1968 publication this is the united nations was listed on the ibby international board on books for young. Miroslav sasek has 38 books on goodreads with 6349 ratings.
This is london is a facsimile edition of miroslav saseks original title. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Search for books via location, setting, author, title or genre. His books have been translated into numerous languages and his illustrations have met with critical acclaim, with both this is london and.
With the passing of time facts have been updated where applicable in the back of the book. Miroslav sasek books list of books by author miroslav sasek. This is london is a facsimile edition of miroslav sasek s original title. This is piccadilly circus, buckingham palace, westminister abbey, tower bridge, and the.
Shop amongst our popular books, including 19, this is the world, this is edinburgh and more from miroslav sasek. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Indiefab book of the year awards 2014 finalist a compilation of abridged versions of m. Sasek has cast his loving eye on london and the result are colorful, sophisticated pictures of one of the most exciting cities in the world, paired with a lively text that keeps a playful sense of fun while taking the reader to the highlights of one of the worlds great capitals. The dutchman who bought the island of manhattan from the native americnas in 1626 for twentyfour dollars worth of handy housewares little. Miroslav sasek caputures the vibrant culture of london in this classic childrens picture book, this is london. A vacation in paris inspired miroslav sasek to create childrens sic. Sasek images illustration art, illustration, childrens. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. This is new york also received the boys club of america junior books award in 1961, while this is the united nations appeared on the international board on books for young people honor list in 1979.115 710 734 606 318 9 1069 605 1504 1234 737 100 275 582 146 623 794 449 504 212 440 757 1480 953 604 1237 708 1175 41 459