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  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Tin House Books (Oct. 11 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935639137
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935639138
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Arjun Basu on March 15 2012
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There are no words for this. The ambition of this thing, the sheer magnitude of this, and how this ambition perfectly matches the themes of the book, wow. It's hard to write a review of something when that something leaves your speechless. You can get lost in this for hours and hours, and find yourself in a kind of narcotic haze. A tremendous achievement.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Now...This is Different! Nov. 12 2011
By Gerard D. Launay - Published on
Format: Paperback
I have heard it said that most people who talk about "Moby Dick" have never read it. Actually, it is one of my favorite books and I am hoping that this fascinating volume might actually get people interested in reading it. The artist takes a line (or so) from every page of the book and illustrates it - sometimes in a very unique way. The pictures do not all adopt the same artistic style, but are left to the fanciful ideas Matt Kish discovers about the meaning of a particular passage.

One aspect that comes through is - not just the artwork - but how exceptional and poetic Herman Melville was. The selections create moments of thought and space in our noise-saturated world. Highly recommended because there is simply nothing like this anywhere.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Moby Dick is born again! Nov. 27 2011
By quirky grandma - Published on
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Moby Dick in Pictures is absolutely splendid, and may well become as much of a classic as its namesake. By all means go for the hardcover in slipcase. The book is a series of images using techniques such as collage, drawing, paint, inks, markers - all on "repurposed" papers that give a richness to the overall effect. Each image responds to a small exerpt from a page of the novel. Sometimes the images are clearly representative, sometimes they arise more from the emotional impact or visceral response to the quotation. Each is worth spending time to asorb. Especially if you are into altered books or collage, or edgy art that falls into the brut or naked or naive categories, you'll probably love this one as much as I.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It grows and grows on you March 2 2013
By Fran - Published on
Format: Paperback
At first glance, the low-tech art in this massive book seems odd and simplistic, but it soon grows obvious that Matt Kish's interpretation of Melville's novel is nothing short of inspired. He made one illustration a day, each referring to one page of the Signet Classics edition. Moby- Dick (Signet Classics) It's an unbelievable feat, and a feast for the senses.
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Worthy of framing Oct. 17 2013
By Ryan D Eastwick - Published on
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I just bought this after discovering it at a maritime library. I plan on removing pages and framing them to put around my house. Really a great piece of work.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Inspiration and Awe Sept. 25 2012
By dierdra fleury - Published on
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It was wonderful to receive this book. It is a book we find ourselves opening and spending time with it daily and is a treasure to have in our art collection. I love the quality of line in the artwork and Kish's illustrative telling of the text. It is extra amazing when one considers that Kish did an illustration a day to create this work. The entire work is a thoughtful gift of respect and a present day visual interpretation of a time honored classic.

I am looking forward to watching the progress of Matt Kish's career as an illustrator.

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