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The Prebooks are a series composed of twelve small books crafted by Italian illustrator extraordinaire Bruno Munari, ideally dedicated to very young children who have not yet learned how to read or write. They offer a variety of stimuli, sensations and emotions, elicited by perceptions and images. These little books are designed to fit into small hands and come in many different, unusual colours, bindings and materials: paper, card, cardboard, wood, cloth, wettex, flisellina, transparent plastic.The Prebooks, published for the first time in 1980, have nowadays become a cult. According to Bruno Munari, 'they should give the sensation that books are indeed objects made like this and that they contain a wide array of surprises. Culture comes out of surprises, which are things that were unknown before.' Once again Munari is ahead of his time: while computers are entering more and more deeply into young children's lives this project helps them to smell, touch, watch and even taste the objects they have around them so that they do not lose contact, literally, with the concreteness of reality.
ISBN 9788887942668. Edizioni Corraini.
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The Prebooks are a series composed of twelve small books crafted by Italian illustrator extraordinaire Bruno Munari, ideally dedicated to very young children who have not yet learned how to read or write. They offer a variety of stimuli, sensations and emotions, elicited by perceptions and images. These little books are designed to fit into small hands and come in many different, unusual colours, bindings and materials: paper, card, cardboard, wood, cloth, wettex, flisellina, transparent plastic.The Prebooks, published for the first time in 1980, have nowadays become a cult. According to Bruno Munari, 'they should give the sensation that books are indeed objects made like this and that they contain a wide array of surprises. Culture comes out of surprises, which are things that were unknown before.' Once again Munari is ahead of his time: while computers are entering more and more deeply into young children's lives this project helps them to smell, touch, watch and even taste the objects they have around them so that they do not lose contact, literally, with the concreteness of reality.
  • Author
    Bruno Munari
  • Publisher
    Edizioni Corraini
  • Release
    January 2019
  • Binding
    boxed set
  • Format
    39 x 28 cm
  • Status for WholeSale
    in stock
  • Status for Website
    available
  • Date added
    May 2016