Monday, October 19, 2009

Giveaway! Angels: A Pop-Up Book by Chuck Fischer

Whether you consider angels to be divine messengers, spiritual guides, or the stuff of legend, you will find something to marvel at in this awesome book.

Fischer's original art, inspired by classic images from art history, is crafted into astoundingly intricate three-dimensional pop-ups with fold-outs and moveable parts. Angels brings to life the most captivating stories of these celestial beings, from the angels of the zodiac to Biblical angels to angels in the arts and popular culture.

Chuck Fischer's paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of five previous pop-up books: The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, Christmas Around the World, and the forthcoming In The Beginning. He lives in New York and Florida.


My Review:
Thanks to Hachette Book Group for my copy of this colorful pop-up book. No one does pop-up books as well as Chuck Fischer!

Although children will enjoy it, in no way is this a children's book; it is created for adults and is a comprehensive study of angels arranged into three sections: "Messengers," "A Hierarchy of Angels," and "Secular Angels." Text is interspersed throughout the book by inserting booklets--themselves tiny works of art. A good idea is having the "Acknowledgment" and the "Image Credit" pages as pull-outs.

This volume is smaller than other works of the author; perhaps because the price is less than the others. Nonetheless, it is large enough to do the job. I would encourage careful handling to preserve this treasure. This would make a marvelous gift.

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The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for ONE (1) copy of this special book!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • Leave your email address in code in your comment Example of email in code: you[at]yourmail[dot]com
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST November 3rd and pick the winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from a winner within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.


10 comments:

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh how wonderful. I have a sweet friend who would so LOVE this! Please throw me in too!

Blessings,
Spencer

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Krysten said...

Love pop-up books & angels so enter me in this please!

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Joe said...
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Joe said...

Ack - forgot the all important e-mail in my previous comment lol

Please count me in!

jgrenier82 [at] sympatico [dot] ca

Kaye said...

This one looks so beautiful. Please enter me in the drawing.

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Beverly said...

This is definitely one I would love.

Thank you for the opportunity.

Kerrie said...

Please enter me in your drawing. Kerrie @ bilker1@sccoast.net I finally found the button to follow on your site! Kerrie

Cathy said...

I love books about angels, Sally! Thanks for all your great giveaways.
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Baba's Special Babies said...

Good morning Sally, I would like to have a chance to win this book ... thanks for sharing it with us..

babasga{at}bellsouth{dot}com

I will do my Monday post later, off to Curves and the pet shop..
Hugs, Baba