In the Beginning

The Art of Genesis: A Pop-Up Book

By Chuck Fischer
(Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316118422, 12pp.)

Publication Date: October 2008

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An ingenious series of three-dimensional spreads with fold-outs and narrative booklets, IN THE BEGINNING shows how the timeless narratives of the Book of Genesis have inspired artists for thousands of years and continue to do so today.
This spectacular gift book features Fischer's original artwork on intricate pop-ups created in collaboration with paper engineer Bruce Foster, which represent the classic stories from the first chapter of the Bible. With spreads that range from a medieval-inspired Garden of Eden to an stunningly tall tower of Babel to a magnificent diorama depicting Jacob's dream of a stairway to Heaven, IN THE BEGINNING is destined to become a treasured keepsake and perennial favorite on every family's shelf.

About the Author

Chuck Fischer's paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of four previous pop-up books -- The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, and Christmas Around the World. He lives in New York City.

Praise For In the Beginning

"an impressive, three-dimensional view of the Book of Genesis for older children....this book becomes more amazing as pages are turned." e"Booklist

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