Art and Daily Life:  Modernism in the Picture Book
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The Program contains masterpiece picture books as follows;

Germany

The Magic Boat
A Book to Turn, Move and Alter
By Tom Seidmann-Freud

Stories of Paradise
By Kurt Schwitters and Kate Steinitz


USA

Men At Work
Photographic studies of modern men and machines
By Lewis W. Hine

Millions of Cats
Pictures by Wanda Gág


Japan

Rice
the eleventh volume of Elementary Science Picture Book Series
compiled by SUZUKI Bunsuke.
Pictures by NARSYKAWA Hachiro(Pseudonym of YANASE Masamu)

Coal
the ninth volume of Elementary Science Picture Book Series
compiled by MITSUKURI Shinroku.
Pictures by YAMASHITA Kenichi

Train
the fourth volume of Elementary Science Picture Book Series
compiled by TSUJI Jiro.
Pictures by MURAYAMA Tomoyoshi

A Collection of World Famous Fairy Tales
compiled by KUSUYAMA Masao.
Pictures by OKAMOTO Kiichi

Multiplying One Times Twelve and Multiplying Twelve Times One
Plays for Boys and Girls by Kubota Mantaro
by KUBOTA Mantaro.
Pictures by ITO Kisaku




Russia

The Circus
By Samuil Marshak.
Pictures by Vladimir Vasil’evich Lebedev

My Ball
By Samuil Marshak.
Pictures by Aleksei Fedorovich Pakhomov

Yesterday and Today
By Samuil Marshak.
Pictures by Vladimir Vasil’evich Lebedev

About Two Squares
To children, to all CHILDREN
A suprematist tale about two two squares in 6 constructions
By El Lissitzky

Ivan Ivanovich Samovar
By Daniil Kharms.
Pictures by Vera Ermolaeva



Czech

Guliverovy cesty
By Jonathan Swift.
Pictures by Adolf Hoffmeister







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