The story of the Nativity retold by Vonnegut with the simple but stunning & bright, full-page designs of Chermayeff; "This book is an experiment in making music for the eye rather than the ear. Ivan Chermayeff made the illustrations first, without saying what they meant. Then Kurt Vonnegut wrote words to fit the images he saw. This is a song then, whose music came first. A simple hymn for printing press. Others may find it entertaining to put their own words to Chermayeff's tune."
First Edition; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; silver titles spine; silver star & gilt sun front; very light edge-wear to the price-clipped D/J.
Author Vonnegut, Kurt & Chermayeff, Ivan
Binding Hardcover (Original Black Cloth)
Publisher Hutchinson, London
Illustrator Ivan Chermayeff
Condition Very Good Condition (Good Dustjacket)
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