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Vladimir Nabokov: AlphaBet in Color {FIRST EDITION}

Holabird, Jean {Author} with Vladimir Nabokov {Artist} and Brian Boyd {Foreward By}

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ISBN 10: 1584231394 / ISBN 13: 9781584231394
Editorial: Ginko Press, Inc., Corte Madera, California, 2005
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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"Vladimir Nabokov had the condition known as synesthesia {Greek: syn-, together, + aesthesis, senses}. It is a 'mixing of the senses' which manifested itself for the writer as 'audition coloree' {colored hearing}, the involutary attribution of colors to the sounds of letters. The alphabet which follows is my attempt at interpreting Vladimir Nabokov's delightful account of his own vivid version of the condition." {Jean Holabird}. This book has 42 pages and is profusely illustrated. N° de ref. de la librería 058132

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Título: Vladimir Nabokov: AlphaBet in Color {FIRST ...

Editorial: Ginko Press, Inc., Corte Madera, California

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: First Edition

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Vladimir Nabokov saw rich colors in letters and sounds and noted the deficiency of color in literature, praising Gogol as the first Russian writer to truly appreciate yellow and violet. He saw q as browner than k, and s as not the light blue of c, but a curious mixture of azure and mother-of-pearl. For anyone who has ever wondered how the colors Nabokov heard might manifest themselves visually, Alphabet in Color is a remarkable journey of discovery. Jean Holabird's interpretation of the colored alphabets of one of the twentieth century's literary greats is a revelation. The book masterfully brings to life the charming and vibrant synesthetic colored letters that until now existed only in Nabokov's mind. In Alphabet in Color Jean Holabird's grasp of form and space blends perfectly with Nabokov's idea that a subtle interaction exists between sound and shape. In his playful foreword, Brian Boyd, "the prince of Nabokovians", points out that an important part of "Nabokov's passion for precision was his passion for color."

About the Author:

Vladimir Nabokov was the author of The Defense, Invitation to a Beheading, The Gift, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire, Ada and much, much more. Jean Holabird is an artist based in New York and the author of Out of the Ruins - A New York Record. Brian Boyd is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, University of Auckland.

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