Friday, January 29, 2010

Remy Charlip: What Is The World?

Endpapers by Ray Johnson

What is the World? by Betty Miles, illustrated by Remy Charlip, Knopf 1958. Charlip illustrated two more books for Betty Miles: A Day Of Summer (1960) and A Day Of Winter (1961), but this is by far the best of those collaborations. Contains contributions by Ray Johnson (endpapers), John Cage ("snow flakes") and Norman Solomon ("postcard"). Remy Charlip was friends with Johnson and he appears in the extra footage of the great film How To Draw A Bunny.
More Remy Charlip posts to follow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love this book but do not have a copy, and I am curious, does it actually contain images of snowflakes? or are the snowflakes by john cage alluding to the snow that exists outside of the book (which is also part of the world)?