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“Everything about the Big Bungalow Suite is in the giant order—pushing the boundary of the conventional into the monumental,” writes essayist John DeFazio in the monograph Robert Rahway Zakanitch (Pomegranate, 2016). In acrylic on canvases some eleven feet high and thirty feet long, the five paintings making up Zakanitch’s Big Bungalow Suite ennobled objects and themes usually considered ordinary, domestic, or “simply decorative.” DeFazio puts forth that Zakanitch’s subject in this suite is “painting itself—its investigation into the nature of pattern and design, of scale and form, of both high and low taste, and, most importantly, of what art was, is, and can be.”

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Johannes Gessner (Swiss, 1709–1790)
Pentandria, from Tabulæ Phytographicæ, analysin generum plantarum exhibentes

When Carl Linnaeus set down his system of scientific classification for all parts of the natural world, at the top were the three kingdoms that many still reference today: plant, animal, and mineral. Within his plant kingdom was the class Pentandria, encompassing plants with five stamens.

Swiss scientist Johannes Gessner (1709–1790) was a contemporary of Linnaeus and corresponded with the Swedish botanist. Gessner, one of the first to adopt the Linnean system, was known to have sent his plates to Linnaeus (1707–1778) for feedback, including those in Tabulæ Phytographicæ, where his illustration here was first published.

This image was selected from Tabulæ Phytographicæ, analysin generum plantarum exhibentes in the collection of the New York Botanical Garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library.

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Caio Locke
Metropolis, 2008

Rio de Janeiro goes futuristic in Metropolis. In gauzy layers high above Guanabara Bay, the city is abustle, as dreamlike carnival processions and floating rush-hour highways spiral around massive edifices. Spirits rise and neon lights glow. Many landmarks are here, though not as you’d expect—Christ the Redeemer is dwarfed by the city, and the Mayan-inspired Metropolitan Cathedral is multiplied by the dozen. Behind a cobweb veil that creeps up the painting is an inseparable mingling of future and tradition.

Anglo-Brazilian artist Caio Locke left behind a legal career to become a painter. His travels between London and Rio de Janeiro influence his work, which often focuses on cities.

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CautionWARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.


Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000)
Illustrations from the book covers: Adders on the Heath (1963), The War of the Worlds (1960), The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), Lafcadio’s Adventures (1953), What Nigel Knew (1981), Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (1982), Tales of Good and Evil (1957), The Duke of Palermo and Other Plays (1969), The Sibyl in Her Grave (2000), No Vacation for Maigret (1953), Sam and Emma (1971), Amerika (1955), From Beowulf to Virginia Woolf (1963), The Comic Looking Glass (1961), Come Back, Dr. Caligari (1965), Edward Gorey’s Dracula (1979), A Hero of Our Time (1956), The Dream World of Dion McGregor (1964), The Perfect Joy of St. Francis (1955), Chance (1957), Instant Lives (1974), The Autobiography of William Butler Yeats (1958)

Before his now iconic books drew critical acclaim and a dedicated following, Edward Gorey designed book covers in the crowded single room of Doubleday Anchor’s art department. Not yet thirty and recently graduated from Harvard, Gorey initially illustrated paperback covers and dust jackets for the likes of Joseph Conrad, Henry James, and Charles Dickens, establishing a pen-and-ink hand-lettered style that would challenge prevailing American publishing standards and help define his publishers’ visual identities. Today, Gorey’s prodigious output of hundreds of dust jackets and paperback covers evidences his distinctive flair for design and his extraordinary ability to portray the essence of the books that came his way.

These covers appear in Steven Heller’s Edward Gorey: His Book Cover Art & Design (Pomegranate, 2015).

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CautionWARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.


Dinosaurs 300 Piece Shaped Scene Puzzle from Mudpuppy features a colorful scene of dinosaurs. The finished puzzle is die-cut in the shape of a dinosaur adding wow-factor when completed.

-300 pieces -Shaped puzzle: 20 x 14 -Box: 11.5 x 8.5 x 2 -Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks. -Ages 7+


Ocean Life 300 Piece Shaped Scene Puzzle from Mudpuppy features a colorful scene of underwater sea animals. The finished puzzle is die-cut in the shape of a whale adding wow-factor when completed. -300 pieces -Shaped puzzle: 20 x 13.75 -Box: 11.5 x 8.5 x 2 -Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks. -Ages 7+


500-PIECE PUZZLE – The Dogs with Jobs 500-piece jigsaw puzzle from Galison is just the right level of challenge The box includes an insert with the full puzzle image for reference