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The Baron In The Trees by Michael Heindorff

The Baron In The Trees by Michael Heindorff

Pomegranate Fine Art



Edition Size: 48

Image Size: 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Sheet Size: 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Condition: Pristine

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Part of the British Cuncil art collection. Printed to the edges. Signed and numbered by the artist in the print and part of the ‘Artist Choice’ portfolio published by the Royal College of Art, which totalled 48 works by 48 different artists. Excellent condition together with the original sleeve as issued. “The Baron in the Trees” is one of Calvino’s most charming and whimsical stories, but it’s also touched with poignancy and sadness, a mixture at which Calvino excelled. Imaginative, captivating and wonderfully human. Fantastic in the sense that all disbelief is suspended in a way rarely sensed since childhood.

In 1767, 12-year-old Baron Cosimo Piavosco di Rondo refuses to eat the snails he’s been served at table and, in an Italian snit, takes to the trees. He spends the rest of his considerably long life in the trees — with an occasional stopover on a roof or ship’s mast, but never touching solid ground again — in protest against his father and his family, then society in general. The delightful and witty tale, related by his younger, goody-goody- well-behaved brother Biagio, covers Cosimo’s loves, battles, thievery, and ultimate death — ever true to his principles.

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