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book club: tender button objects

a red stamp, a cloak, and the prettiest little book in the world.

by: ali hoffman

April 10 2013

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Gertrude Stein first published the poem Tender Buttons in 1914, the same year World War I commenced and Charlie Chaplin introduced his most memorable character, The Little Tramp.

Now, almost a century later, Chronicle Books releases a brand new edition of the poem's first section, "Objects." Paired with stunning illustrations by artist Lisa Congdon, the text dances through talk of umbrellas, blue coats, copper, and ribbon, awakening the imagination with perfectly whimsical graphite drawings.

As a result, the words do not read the least bit old fashioned or dated--in fact, we wouldn't be surprised if a designer finds inspiration for a collection in the tome come fall.

Order a copy here!
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