City by Numbersby Stephen T. Johnson
In this stunning companion volume to the Caldecott Honor Book Alphabet City, Stephen T. Johnson once again challenges us to explore our surroundings in a whole new way. Come along on his tour of New York City, and soon you'll discover numbers in the unlikeliest places. Look closely, and you can see a "4" formed by the outline of the Brooklyn Bridge, a "3" in the curves of a wrought-iron gate, or a "20" formed by a gate and a window on the old Victory theater.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.78(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 10 Years
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Meet the Author
Stephen T. Johnson is a highly versatile American artist whose art spans a broad range of concepts, contexts and mediums including painting, collage, drawing, sculpture and installations and can be seen in museum and gallery exhibitions, public art commissions, and through his original award-winning children’s books.
Much of Johnson’s work is characterized by an interest in the alphabet and language, which began with his book Alphabet City, a Caldecott Honor and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. His most recent engagement with the alphabet is his ongoing series of “literal abstractions” which are the subject of his book A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet, also a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and featured in several solo museum and gallery exhibitions.
Johnson’s drawings and paintings are in numerous private and permanent collections, including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and the New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut. Solo exhibitions of his work have been featured at the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, New York; the Katonah Museum of Art, New York; and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.
Among his public art is a large mosaic mural at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, New York and a 58-foot long mural at the Universal City Metro Station in North Hollywood, California.
Learn more about Stephen at www.stephentjohnson.com.
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