All Children are Ambassadors
All Children are Ambassadors by Frederick Sommer. First edition (1992). First impression in near fine condition. No markings, binding firm, pages clean, please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About All Children are Ambassadors
"Considered by many to be the most beautiful of Sommer's books. All Children are Ambassadors has been widely praised for its unique approach to the combining of words and images. Therefore, this stunning publication brings together previously unpublished color collages with selected photographs. As well as drawings, and cliches verres, documenting some forty years of work by one of photography's great creative forces. So, this is an artists' book of superb originality, All Children are Ambassadors is included in some of the finest public and private book collections in the country."
Sommer’s (1905–1999) peripatetic life as well as multifaceted work defy easy classification. He was born in Italy to German speaking parents, then grew up in Brazil, and spoke five languages fluently by the time he received his master’s degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University. Then, in 1931, after being diagnosed with TB, he moved permanently to the United States with his American wife, Frances (1904–1999). The couple then settled in 1935 in the small town of Prescott, Arizona, where Frances was a social worker. There, far from metropolitan cultural hubs, the two lived for over sixty years. – National Gallery of Art
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