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Author: Richard Wilbur; Alexander Calder
Publisher: New York, Printed at the Spiral Press for Pantheon Books [1955]
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"A Bestiary, published in 1955, was compiled by Richard Wilbur and illustrated by Alexander Calder. Calder created more than fifty whimsical drawings and Wilbur chose excerpts from classic works of literature--poetry, essays, novels, plays, and stories--to accompany them. The "wire-form" illustrations of animals and mythical creatures are paired with engaging and unexpected quotations, producing juxtapositions such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bestiaries
Artists' books
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilbur, Richard, 1921-
Bestiary.
New York, Printed at the Spiral Press for Pantheon Books [1955]
(OCoLC)576546204
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wilbur; Alexander Calder
OCLC Number: 358078
Notes: "Fifty numbered copies on Rives mould-made each with an original, signed, drawing by Alexander Calder." No. XIX.
Description: 74 pages illustrations 32 cm
Responsibility: illustrated by Alexander Calder.

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"A Bestiary, published in 1955, was compiled by Richard Wilbur and illustrated by Alexander Calder. Calder created more than fifty whimsical drawings and Wilbur chose excerpts from classic works of literature--poetry, essays, novels, plays, and stories--to accompany them. The "wire-form" illustrations of animals and mythical creatures are paired with engaging and unexpected quotations, producing juxtapositions such as William Blake on the Sheep, William Shakespeare on the Bee, William Faulkner on the Dog, Ben Franklin on the Eagle, Walt Whitman on the Spider, Henry Thoreau on the Mouse, and Franz Kafka on the Mermaid. Other pairs are more obvious, including Herman Melville on the Whale and Rudyard Kipling on the Ape"--A blog post by Jillian Suarez on the Guggenheim Blogs "Findings" at https://www.guggenheim.org/blogs/findings/the-wire-form-bestiary-of-alexander-calder-and-richard-wilbur.

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