Cover of the book Alexander Calder: Three Young Rats and Other Rhymes
Cover of the book Alexander Calder: Three Young Rats and Other Rhymes
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Alexander Calder: Three Young Rats and Other Rhymes

This children’s book gathers together nursery rhymes from Mother Goose and other classic stories selected by James Johnson Sweeney, former director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, accompanied by eighty-five fanciful and pithy illustrations by Alexander Calder. Interpreting the poems and tales in his own idiosyncratic fashion, Calder’s wirelike drawings are humorous, but often have slightly ominous overtones. The book includes an introduction by Sweeney and a handwritten calling card of “Mr. & Mrs. James Johnson Sweeney.”

Publisher: Curt Valentin, New York
Publication date: 1944
Contributors: Alexander Calder, James Johnson Sweeney
Format: Hardcover in dust jacket
Dimensions: 9 7/8 × 12 5/8 inches (25.1 × 32.1 cm)
Language: English
Edition: Edition of 700

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