Item description for The Book of Exodus by Sam Fink...
Overview With 45 original watercolor paintings of skies illustrating the hand-lettered text, Fink reaches readers around the world with an endless expanse of breathtaking skyscapes. Each page is meticulously hand-lettered, in Hebrew and the Jewish Publications Societys 1917 English translation, and thoughtfully painted by an artist whose commitment to bringing historys most meaningful documents to life is exquisitely realized here.
Publishers Description "The Book of Exodus" was originally conceived by artist Sam Fink as a gift to his family, now living in Israel, a vast ocean away from his home in New York City. The Book of Exodus details the Jews' enslavement in Egypt, their harrowing journey with Moses out of Egypt, and the formation of the new laws established for them by their God. With forty-five original watercolor paintings of skies illustrating the hand-lettered text, Sam Fink reaches his family across an ocean and readers around the world with an endless expanse of breath-taking sky scapes. Each page is meticulously hand-lettered, in Hebrew and the Jewish Publications Society's 1917 English translation, and thoughtfully painted by an artist whose commitment to bringing history's most meaningful documents to life is exquisitely realized here in "The Book of Exodus."
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Sam Fink is an original. A multi-talented artist of inimitable range, Sam first learned to hand-letter from his father. After marrying his lovely wife Adele, they raised two sons while he studied at the National Academy and the Art Students' League. For two decades Sam worked as an art director at Young & Rubicam, the world-renown advertising agency. Later, he taught his craft at Pratt Institute and made professional contributions to the Lands' End catalog. For the past twenty-plus years, Sam has both educated and entertained adults and children with his vibrantly illustrated texts of American history. He celebrated his 90th birthday in 2006 with the release of "The Constitution of the United States of America" (Welcome Books) to great acclaim. He has also published "The Declaration of Independence: The Words that Made America "(Scholastic), and Welcome Books will publish Sam's new full-color edition of "The Gettysburg Address" in 2007.
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Exodus Dec 18, 2007
I first read a review of this coffee table book in New York Times and went on line to purchase it from Rizzoli. It was selling for list price of 40 plus dollars. I have purchased two from this site and given as gifts. The recipients were very pleased. It is a beautiful book depicting the story of Exodus, soft pastels for illustrations. Would highly recommend it for those interested in the old testament and this compelling rendition.
MAGNIFICENT BBOK Dec 12, 2007
THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL BOOK AT A BARGAIN PRICE. THIS BOOK MAKES A WONDERFUL COFFEE TABLE BOOK OR A FANTASTIC GIFT. THE ARTWORK IS WONDERFUL AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE!
The Book of Exodus (English, Hebrew and water color) Nov 22, 2007
This is an amazing book. It far exceeded my expectations. I purchased it for the 6 year old daughter of a friend. The little girl is just beginning to read Hebrew. I know she will love the paintings and will eventually be able to read the text in both languages.
New meaning to Exodus Nov 5, 2007
We all know the story of Exodus. Now to see it interperted in these amazing skys gives new meaning to each chapter.The caligraphy in both english and hebrew superimpsed on the sky is amazing. This is truly a work of love and art by the creator of this book. We have bought several copies and given them as gifts to friends and associates.Everyone who has seen this book at our home wants their own copy