The First Picture Book: Everyday Things for Babies
By Edward Steichen, Mary Steichen Calderone, and John Updike
THE FIRST PICTURE BOOK was originally published in 1930 with twenty-four exquisite photographs of "everyday things" by Edward Steichen and a preface by his daughter, Mary Steichen Calderone, then a leader in the progressive school movement. One of the first children's books to be illustrated with photographs, it represents a landmark in the field. The photographs are among Edward Steichen's most appealing and least-known works. In the afterword, written for this new edition, John Updike reflects upon childhood and memory. 68 pages. Whitney Museum, 1991.
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