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Tender Buttons

Tender Buttons


By Gertrude Stein • Illustrations by Lisa Congdon


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First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein’s revolutionary poetic
work Tender Buttons is a must-read for every serious lover
of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section,
“Objects,” runs playful linguistic circles around teacups,
ribbons, umbrellas, and other quotidian artifacts. Presented
here in an exquisite small package, this new edition of
“Objects” pairs Stein’s avant-garde verse with colorful contemporary
illustrations by indie art star Lisa Congdon, who
illuminates and interrogates the classic Cubist text with
visuals as capricious as Stein’s own prose. A celebration of
independent thinking old and new, this captivating marriage
of image and text is a treasure of arts and letters.

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Size: 6 x 8 in;
Pages: 64 pp;
full-color illustrations throughout
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2013
ISBN: 9781452112091
ISBN10: 1452112096
Gertrude Stein, American writer, poet, and art collector, was a defining figure of Modernism in Paris.
Lisa Congdon is a mixed media artist and illustrator based in San Francisco.