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ISBN-13: 9780972211123
Publisher: Ideal World Books
Publication date: 12/02/2002
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Arne Svenson is a New York-based photographer whose work has been shown extensively in the United States and Europe, including in publications such as The New Yorker and Aperture. He is the author of Prisoners.

Ron Warren received his first vintage sock monkey as a gift in 1985. Fascinated by what it revealed about its unknown maker, he began to collect and catalog the many mutations of this cherished childhood plaything.

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Sock Monkeys: (200 Out of 1,863) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Sock Monkeys (200 out of 1,862)' is a tribute to the passion and devotion of collectors--a glance at the photo of Ron Warren's entire collection on the inside cover says it all--and to Arne Svenson's talent as a photographer. Until I read this book I would have said that all sock monkeys look essentially alike. Now I realize how wrong I was. Each monkey is unique by virtue of the arrangement of his stuffing, the placement of his bead, button or embroidered eyes, and the array of other adornments his maker has chosen for him. Some are sweet, some are thuglike, some are wacky, but each is one of a kind. Once you start comparing them it's hard to put the book down. A few of the sock monkeys in this book are lucky enough to have a part of their life story provided with their portrait. Not their real story--who made them; who owned them--but funny, fictional accounts by some well known artists and writers, including fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, Penn and Teller, and Simon Doonan. They add to the enjoyment of the book, but the real stars are the portraits themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking to put a smile on your face - you can't pass this up. Talk about going to the zoo to see something cute this is much better! great for a present too!!! Must read - will love!!!