New York in Pyjamarama
An animated picture book like you've never seen before! Move the piece of acetate slowly across the page and watch the images come to life as if by magic. The book is produced using the very old technique of Ombro-Cinema: the lines imbedded in the design create an illusion of movement when contrasted against the lines of the acetate. Join our pyjama clad hero as he leaves his bedroom to see the sights of New York at night time. Dodge the traffic, be dazzled by the lights on Broadway and take in the heights of the Big Apple's dizzying skyline. AUTHOR: Michael Leblond is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Art de Nancy. In 1998, he founded Ithaca, the graphic design studio. Committed to the principles of popular education, he has held graphic design workshops in partnership with social action groups since 2006. Long fascinated by the processes of creating illusions of movement, he made the discovery at a museum of an old Japanese animation technique: the Ombro-cinema technique that would become the technical basis of pyjamarama animation. Frederique Bertrand was born in Epinal. After graduating from the l'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Nancy, she lived in Paris and Toulouse before returning to Nancy. As an author-illustrator, her work is widely published in France and the United States. She has written and illustrated fifteen books wih Rouergue. REVIEWS: "A notable curiosity is Frederique Bertrand and Michael Leblond's picturebook New York in Pyjamarama, because sliding a striped acetate rectangle over the images makes them more astonishingly - wheels spin, spirals whirl, and traffic, as seen from the air, moves through the streets." -Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times, (Christmas books of 2012) New York in Pajamarama is a truly unique book which uses an 'Ombro-Cinema' technique to create the illusion of movement ...The nature of this illustrative magic is perfect for creating the dynamic movement of city life with its sparking lights, racing taxis, rustling leaves in Central Park, frantic shoppers and dizzying skyscraper-induced vertigo. It was nearly impossible to get a good photo of my kids reading the book because they loved it so much they kept fighting over who would get to control the animation! I highly recommend New York in Pajamarama, especially for kids who might have a wee bit of trouble sitting still for story time. -What Do We Do All Day I found this book to be marvellous and highly recommend it ... The great thing about New York in Pajamarama is that readers can open the large book flat to control and enjoy the 'magic.' This is not a library book! It's a book to purchase (and I don't say that about many books since I love the library so much). -Storied Cities Books Colour illustrations
Publication Date: 01-Oct-2012
Publisher: Unknown Publisher
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