Sasek picked the wrong moment to visit Washington, D.C. and arrived just
in time to witness the mayhem that followed Martin Luther King's assassination,
the Poor People's Campaign and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
critics felt that his experiences were reflected in the book. This is Washington, D.C. is more sombre
in tone than the earlier books in the series, but this is consistent with
the later books which all seem to focus more on architectural detail and less
on the cute, ephemeral details that typify the earlier titles. Saying that,
it is still an excellent book with lots of great pictures and an informative
narrative as always.
Like the other Sasek classics, This is Munich is a facsimile
edition of his original book, which was first published in 1969. The
brilliant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and facts
updated for the twenty-first century. The charming illustrations coupled
with Sasek’s playful narrative make for a perfect souvenir that will
delight both children and parents. Sasek introduces
children—and many adults alike—to the ancient Bavarian capital. Stops
include the New Town Hall, the Frauenkirche cathedral, and Munich’s most
famous beer hall.With bright pictures and snappy commentary,
Sasek wittily captures all the fascinating things to do and see in this
German seat of culture—This is Munich!
With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books
on Paris, New York, and San Francisco, M Sasek presents stylish, elegant
London in This is London, first published in 1959 and now
updated for the 21st century. Here this beloved illustrator shares his
impressions of London with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments,
bridges, parks, shops and Piccadilly Circus, black cabs, Horse Guards,
and famed Underground. Sasek has cast his loving eye on London and the
result are colorful, sophisticated pictures of one of the most exciting
cities in the world, paired with a lively text that keeps a playful
sense of fun while taking the reader to the highlights of one of the
world’s great capitals.This is London is a facsimile editions
of Sasek’s original title. His brilliant, vibrant illustrations have
been meticulously preserved and remain true to his vision. With the
passing of time facts have been updated where applicable in the back of
the book. The result is a treasure with an elegant, classic look and
delightful narrative that will charm both children and their parents,
many of whom will remember the same book from their own childhood.
This is Edinburgh was one of Sasek's three favourite titles (along with This is Venice and This is Hong Kong).
As Sasek focuses on the small details like shops and individual
streets, he seems to have picked things that have endured. It is a very
Scottish book that captures the essence of Edinburgh as it still is
M. Sasek's ode "to the glory that was (and is) Greece "
captures the flavor and tradition of the birthplace of Western civilisation
in a fascinating, colorful picture tour for young and old. In his unique style,
sasek portrays the magnifiecence of ancient Greece. Land of gods and heroes,
philosophers and statesmen - This is Greece!
Like the other Sasek classics, this is a facsimile edition of the
original book. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been
meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than 40 years
later. Facts have been updated for the 21st-century, appearing on a
"This is . . . Today" page at the back of the book. These charming
illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, make for a
perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents,
many of whom will remember the series from their own childhoods. This is Hong Kong,
first published in 1965, captures the enchantment and the contrasts of
Hong Kong in the sixties. Roaring jets bring in the tourists; bamboo
rickshaws taxi them through exotic streets fragrant with incense,
roasting chestnuts, and honey-glazed Peking duck. Sasek shows you the
sweeping panorama of gleaming Kowloon Bay framed by misty mountain
ridges, then moves in for close-ups of laborers and hawkers, refugees
from the mainland, and sailors of flame-red junks, and the strange
"water people" who, it is said, never set foot on dry land.
takes a bright and breezy trip through Israel. It is a lovely, colourful book
with plenty of typical Sasek illustrations.
This was the first This is book to be devoted to a a whole country, albeit a small one. It is also one of
the few Sasek books to be made into a film.