The Paper Propeller, The Spinning Quarter …, Arthur Okamura, 2000, SIGNED, Fin..
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The Paper Propeller, The Spinning Quarter, The Jumping Frog + 38 Other Amazing Tricks You Can Do with Stuff Lying Around the House
Notes: Fine, SIGNED, First American Printing, 8vo, 8" x 5." Light gray paper wrappers with black and red lettering on front and spine. Color illustration on front. Covers have light age toning, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white illustrations. SIGNED by the author in blue pen on a front flyleaf: "4/29/01, For Bob Bechtle, Arthur Okamura." 54 pp., including illustrations. A collection of 41 "tricks" by Arthur Okamura (1932-2009), a Japanese-American artist, author, and professor. Okamura worked with a variety of media including painting, silkscreen, drawing, sculpture, photography, and computer graphics. He taught at San Francisco's California College of the Arts for over 30 years. The tricks in this book use everyday materials one can find around the house and are illustrated. Among the tricks are balancing acts, origami, making a dollar bill ring and bow tie, picking up an egg yolk, and cutting a Mobius strip. Acquired from the private library of photorealist, Robert Bechtle and art historian, Whitney Chadwick. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.