Tender Buttons: Objects

Tender Buttons: Objects

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by Gertrude Stein, Lisa Congdon
     
 

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First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein's revolutionary poetic work Tender Buttons is a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section, "Objects," runs playful linguistic circles around teacups, ribbons, umbrellas, and other quotidian artifacts. Presented here in an exquisite small package, this new

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First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein's revolutionary poetic work Tender Buttons is a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section, "Objects," runs playful linguistic circles around teacups, ribbons, umbrellas, and other quotidian artifacts. Presented here in an exquisite small package, this new edition of "Objects" pairs Stein's avant-garde verse with colorful contemporary illustrations by indie art star Lisa Congdon, who illuminates and interrogates the classic Cubist text with visuals as capricious as Stein's own prose. A celebration of independent thinking old and new, this captivating marriage of image and text is a treasure of arts and letters.

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From the Publisher
"An absolute joy from cover to cover." - Brain Pickings"

It is hard to imagine ever growing tired of this book. The more time you spend with both Stein's text and Congdon's illustrations the deeper you want to dig." - Imprint"

I was instantly enamored with Tender Buttons: Objects-Stein's 1914 collection of avant-garde verses celebrating everyday objects in her signature style of semantic somersaults, brought to fresh life with Lisa Congdon's vibrant illustrations of birds, boxes, cups, clocks, umbrellas, and other ordinary objects made extraordinary." -Brain Pickings

Library Journal
Self-published in 1914, this is one of the volumes that solidified Stein's reputation. Dividing the book into three sections--Objects, Food, and Rooms--Stein attempts to form images using repetition and disjointed words. As the average person will find that it makes no sense at all, Stein's exercise in automatic writing remains in the realm of the literati.
Booknews
<:st> Reprint of the 1914 edition (cited in ) with a new note on the text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452112091
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Gertrude Stein, American writer, poet, and art collector, was a defining figure of Modernism in Paris.

Lisa Congdon is a mixed media artist and illustrator based in San Francisco.

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