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Miroslav Šašek / This is Paris

Miroslav Šašek / Collection of Famous 60`s pictorial city guides

One of the most famous Czech émigrés Miroslav Šašek is still almost unknown in the Czech Republic, and yet his series of picture books about cities or countries makes up 18 volumes, and a half a million copies of This is New York alone have been sold. We’re starting exactly fifty years after the publication of his first book in this series. This is Paris.

220x318 | 64 pages | 2013 | Baosvět | buy now

BAOBAB Publishers is small, family-owned publishing house specializing on quality children's books. Since its establishment at the break of the millennia, BAOBAB has done its utmost to restore the pictorial book culture in the Czech Republic, namely by cooperating with a score of like-minded authors, i.e. story-tellers and illustrators, scouting and supporting young talents, contributing to the development of children's author books phenomenon, mapping the European literary scene of children´s books as well as acquainting Czech reading public with the most interesting illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Besides publishing and promoting activities, BAOBAB is the initiator and organizer of numerous book culture events, of which the most important the yearly Tabook Festival holding place in late September and early October in Tábor, Czech Republic ( BAOBAB Publishers cooperate closely with the Miroslav Šašek Foundation, Prague's Academy of Arts & Design (UMPRUM), Tábor's Baobab Book Shop & Gallery and Xaoxax Gallery in Prague's Vršovice District.