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The Resource The house of happy spirits : a children's book inspired by Hundertwasser, G©♭raldine Elschner, Lucie Vandevelde ; translation, Paul Kelly

The house of happy spirits : a children's book inspired by Hundertwasser, G©♭raldine Elschner, Lucie Vandevelde ; translation, Paul Kelly

Label
The house of happy spirits : a children's book inspired by Hundertwasser
Title
The house of happy spirits
Title remainder
a children's book inspired by Hundertwasser
Statement of responsibility
G©♭raldine Elschner, Lucie Vandevelde ; translation, Paul Kelly
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser believed that humanity and nature shared a harmonious partnership, a philosophy that he demonstrated with his architectural creations. Filled with color-saturated illustrations that echo Hundertwasser's bold style, this story introduces young readers to the idea of environmentally conscious and playful architecture. When construction starts on a new building in Lea's neighborhood, she fears that her favorite tree will be chopped down. For days she watches anxiously as the tree is covered up and surrounded by bricks. Finally, she learns that the tree has been spared and made the centerpiece of a fantastic new building, where it will live a long and healthy life. Lucie Vandevelde's joyful drawings convey a kid's-eye view of city life, complete with people, pets, automobiles, and machinery. As the new building emerges, readers will come to learn about some of Hundertwasser's celebrated and offbeat principles--such as the rights of tenants to paint the walls outside of their windows, that trees should be given their own rooms, and that 'straight lines lead to the downfall of humanity'. A brief biography of Hundertwasser at the end of the book fills readers in on the work of this pioneering artist whose ideas were once radical but are now integrated into many architectural concepts."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elschner, Géraldine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Vandevelde, Lucie
  • Kelly, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hundertwasser, Friedensreich
  • Arts, Austrian
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
Target audience
primary
Label
The house of happy spirits : a children's book inspired by Hundertwasser, G©♭raldine Elschner, Lucie Vandevelde ; translation, Paul Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Original title: Hundertwasser - Une Maison Fantastique
  • Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
1198446758
Dimensions
33 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9783791374543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
The house of happy spirits : a children's book inspired by Hundertwasser, G©♭raldine Elschner, Lucie Vandevelde ; translation, Paul Kelly
Publication
Note
  • Original title: Hundertwasser - Une Maison Fantastique
  • Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
1198446758
Dimensions
33 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9783791374543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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