Wednesday, March 5

m. sasek


Hurrah that so many of M. Sasek's "This Is" books have been reissued. I would also love to see some of his artwork reproduced as prints. Wouldn't they be great decorating your walls? Here are some favorites ... if I had my pick(s).

Right now, I'm also feeling like tracking down a 1969 copy of this one. I'll be needing it.

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22 comments:

Sarah said...

I *adore* these books. I'd love the whole set.

read me... said...

beautiful illustrations! I only have San Francisco, which I bought while there on holiday -- obviously I'd love to have them all as part of my children's illustrated book collection...

do you know Rika Takada's work? It really reminds me of Miroslav Sasek http://www.weekendstroll.com/

jess gonacha said...

i LOVE these books!! his illustrations are so wonderful. my best friend gave me 'this is san francisco' as a gift, and it's one of my favorite things that i own. i love the 'this is new york' one, too.

Robin said...

I love those! So fun.

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, SO great for wall art -- you could cut out the prettiest ones...xo

JanelleGrace said...

Wow, those are so fun! I want the New York one.

marta said...

oooh, cute idea ali. i have the paris one and now i'm hungering for a whole collection.

Kaylen said...

Awww I love these books. I got the Paris one for my sister, because both of us are secretly wishing we lived there...

kellyr said...

Beautiful!! I must read, look and study-right away. Thanks!

Jacinda said...

How have I never seen these books before? I LOVE them! One of the (many) great things about having a baby is complete justification to build their library!

Ali-I lived in DC for 2 years and really loved it. Amazing (free!) museums&Zoo, Great restaurants, decent shopping and miserable humid summers. I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures there. Be sure to go to 2Amy's Pizza in Cleveland Park! : )

Jillyn said...

We have the "this is London" Joey got it for Christmas. and actually I learned a lot from it! They are really fun books! I will need to get the DC one as well!
When are you guys going out? and where are you thinking about living? We have been looking at tons of places, from out in Lorton to in DC itself... so hard to know!

Jill said...

we bought the ny and sf ones for christmas - they are so fun - a great collection

Cara said...

Lovely books!

Imelda Matt said...

Thanks for the heads up on the reissue, I'll be adding this to my ever expanding list of things to purchase.

Joslyn said...

audrey loves these! we have SF among others...pure eye candy

Tonia Conger said...

Adorable! At one point I thought I'd start a collection. I thought they'd be so much fun to read to my kids some day. But I also love the idea of having framed prints. LOVE the Arch!

platinum blonde said...

this is my favorite gift to give kids & friends! :) I also have a few in my apartment :) I love the artwork, and would totally love a print! :) The DC images bring back memories...I lived there about five years ago (i can't believe it has been that long ago!)

mado&co said...

the last is my favorite!...but i love all.

Ali said...

I have 'this is new york' and I've been trying to copy my favourite illustrations from it to cover my coffee table. unfortunately the format is pretty difficult to scan!

nicole hill said...

how funny! i was just showing these to my mom this last weekend in anthropologie.. i want them all for my future kids.

karline said...

Thanks for posting about this,
I would never have known about these books existence. I love these
illustrations.

SHIROKUMA said...

Sasek's "This is ..." series were my all time favourite books from my childhood. that these are now being reissued are cause for joy and celebration. That he has such a following is not at all surprising.