Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper

  • Title: Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper
  • Author: Charley Harper
  • ISBN: 9780962054372
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About Charley Harper


    1. A Modernist artist He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations.


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    1. This is simply an amazing book! Not only could I enjoy seeing many of Charley Harper's delightful nature works but also his witty comments about the species and their lives. It is punny and educational at the same time. Many years ago I met Mr. HArper at a quilt show sponsored by the Montgomery Ladies Club where my mother exhibited two of her quilts. The group had a cardinal quilt made from his design and he was there to promote their money-making project and talk about his art. He seemed a rema [...]

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    2. I recently became aware of the mid-century modern style graphic art of Charley Harper, and was totally captivated by it. His work is simple and elegant, and often humorous. The illustrations in this book are primarily of animals.

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    3. If you like the work of Charley Harper, this book is for you. It is a coffeetable sized book which makes the artwork big enough to appreciate. Each piece has an accompanying, amusing and thoughtful blurb.

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    4. If Charley Harper were still alive I would recommend that he sell his prints on etsy, because I know all my friends would go apeshit for them. Or, you know, in a gallery, because they are art.For each one he writes a little playful description, too, and it's that safe, clever, wholesome humor and wordplay that is so comforting. And he has a total crush on raccoons.For example:Crow in the Snow"Crows are black birds and blackbirds are also, but a crow in the snow is so much the more so. If you're [...]

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    5. This is an excellent tribute to the art of Charley Harper. From his quirky descriptions, which add to the charm of his beautiful works to his actual pieces, it was very enjoyable. I love his simplistic rendering of natural subjects. This would make a great gift for anyone with an interest in American artists.

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    6. I love the art of Charley Harper. It's simple, fun and unique. In this book, Harper accompanies his art with texte writing is full of puns that made me groan-out-loud, but I suppose that's part of the charm. It's wholesome humor and teaches you something about the animals that were his subjects, with a wildlife conservation edge. Had fun sharing this with my girls.

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    7. What a gorgeous set of designs. I wish I could get some of these reprinted as posters for around the house. Harper's graphic and bold designs take basic geometric elements and create arresting, provocative images. Beautiful.

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    8. I think I will keep renewing this from the library for awhile. I love him so. The first time I looked through this book was at the Comtemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, when I went to see his art right after he died. This time I had time to read him interviewing himself, which is nice.

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    9. Charley Harper's art is amazing, and the prose to go with each piece is fanciful, flip, and thoughtful at the same time. I'm only sad this book came the same day I was giving it as a present. Definitely on my wish list!

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    10. The reproductions of the art are good, and it is a good binding. The little limericks that go along with the photos are nice. But I suspect there are some dimensions of his work that are missing.

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    11. Armadillo offspring are always quadruplets, all boys or all girls.

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    12. Beautiful and clever!

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