Saturday, December 12, 2009

Czech Books for Japan





The Japanese site that I pointed to yesterday is actually more interesting than I thought. Well, what makes it most enigmatic is the fact that I don't understand a word, except for the book titles. It can be a good and almost complete overview of kids' books published in Czech Republic in the last 40, 50 years, which have good illustrations AND they are all for sale. As I mentioned, you can even see few illustrations from inside of the book when you click on them.

It is actually a great second hand book store for the Czech book illustration matter. I wonder who goes into so much trouble finding these books. Someone who knows they want them in Japan badly.

Anyway, here are some more pictures by Jágr from my beloved book.

10 comments:

Cabrizette said...

Lovely illustrations.. !!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Lovely to pass by here again...sorry been SO busy!
Char

Francesca said...

As you also point out, one of the most curious thing is to imagine the interest that these books create in Japan! Who would have thought they'd be somewhat salvaging our culture?

at swim-two-birds said...

wow, these illustrations are gorgeous, the Japanese have good taste i should say!

Jill said...

what a fun book! i saw some japanese fabric in a store over the weekend that reminded me of you...vintage and lots of indigo blues and some embroidery too. i'm regretting that i didn't take a picture of it. i know you would have liked it!

Ian said...

I don't know why it is, but the Eastern Europeans have always been great cartoonists.

Magdaléna said...

Jill, blue and embroidery, I would have liked it. It is nice that I came to your mind.

mieke willems said...

great book! thanks for the link!

Fine Little Day said...

This is a great link, thank you.The work by Anezka Sulova is very appealing, this book is too!

lilie-melo said...

I like them all, I'm just regretting to haven't took more time to visit antikvariat and knihupectvi as I was in czech Republik... Brno was perfect for this ! I'm cherishing each single think I brought from there ! this link is enchanting, thank you !