Charley Harper
AMMO Books, Los Angeles, CA, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design; Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
6.125 x 8.5 inches, hardcover, 424 pages
ISBN: 9781934429822
Suggested Retail Price: $29.95

From the Publisher. Renowned designer Todd Oldham rediscovered Charley Harper's work in 2001 and collaborated closely with him, combing through his extensive archive to edit and design this stunning and definitive monograph. Charley Harper was an American original who created his art from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, until his death on June 10, 2007, at the age of eighty-four. He is beloved for his delightful, graphic, and often humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects, and people alike. Charley liked to say that when he paints a bird, he doesn't count all the feathers in the wings—he just counts the wings. Minimal realism, he called it, and his unique and precise style continue to resonate and inspire his admirers.

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Debbie Millman

Fashion designer Todd Oldham discovered the work of Charley Harper in 2001 and collaborated with him until his death in 2007. Together, they navigated through Harper’s extensive archive to create an exuberant, joyful monograph. This 2011 edition is a miniature, more affordable version of the original book; while smaller, its spirit and eloquence are in no way diminished.

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