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“Wizard of Oz” Wins Book of the Year Award

Wizard-of-Oz-300.gifLast week an edition of L. Frank Baum‘s “The Wizard of Oz” re-imagined by artist Graham Rawle won Book of the Year at the 2009 British Book Design and Production Awards.

The UK version of the book was published by Atlantic Books, and Counterpoint/Soft Skull published the American edition. The 352-page book was filled with handcrafted photographs by the artist.

Here’s more from former Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press publisher Richard Nash: “Rawle has stripped the epic story of Dorothy’s journey to Oz of all remnants of Hollywood iconography. Gone are the Judy Garland braids, the Technicolor ruby slippers, the ethereal Glinda the Good Witch. In their place, Rawle has fashioned characters and scenery that are at once relentlessly modern and also devoutly loyal to Baum’s original text.” (Via Richard Nash)

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