edwardhenry

March 1, 2007

The Good Citizen’s Alphabet

Filed under: art, books, education, humor, religion — ted @ 3:38 pm

Via the Design Observer, a complete scan of Bertrand Russell’s The Good Citizen’s Alphabet.

It is fascinating to think back to the early 1950s. A couple of Polish émigrés, having studied physics, architecture and painting, and having made a few art films and started a publishing company, sit down with a leading philosopher to make something whimsical and subversive. That an alphabet book was the outcome pleases me to no end.

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