123 A Book to See

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By William Wondriska
ISBN: 978-88-7570-293-9

Published for the first time in 1959, “123, A Book To See” is a wordless story using the numbers one to ten. The numbers develop thanks to daily objects that collect together tidily on the page: the abstract nature of pure numbers interacts with the tangibility of the objects used to define them, set side by side over a two-page spread. William Wondriska uses a characteristically simple and essential style, reducing his palette to the colours red and black, which blend together to create a visual language in which words are unnecessary. “123 A Book To See” is the third book by William Wondriska to be published by Corraini after “All by myself “ and “Non perdere il filo” (“A long piece of string”).

Renowned graphic designer, William Wondriska is among the protagonists of American graphic design in the second half of 20th century. He studied at Yale University and School of the Art Institute in Chicago and has been professor at several universities in the US. He wrote eleven books for children that have been awarded many prizes by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.