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Tana Hoban (1917–2006)

Autor/a de 26 Letters and 99 Cents

58+ obres 7,940 Membres 320 Ressenyes 2 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Tana Hoban was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has also lived in Holland and England. Hoban graduated from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia in 1938, and painted in Europe as a recipient of the John Frederick Lewis Fellowship. When she returned to Philadelphia, she worked as a free-lance mostra'n més advertising artist and magazine illustrator. By 1950 her work was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and in 1953 she was the only woman mentioned in a Time magazine portfolio on "Half a Century of U.S. Photography." In 1959 she was named one of the Top Ten Women Photographers by the Professional Photographers of America. Hoban worked as an instructor in photography at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania from 1966 to 1968. In 1967 she produced and filmed Catsup, an award-winning film which was shown at the Venice Film Festival. By 1955, she had written a book on photographing children, and in 1970 she combined her skills as a photographer with her interest in children to produce her first juvenile picture book, Shapes and Things. In 1973, Hoban served as project photographer for Beginning Concepts, a series of sound filmstrips produced by Scholastic Magazines, Inc. From 1974 to 1976 she taught photography at New York University. As of 1990, five of her books had been listed as ALA Notables. She has received awards for her entire body of work three separate times. In 1991, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from her alma mater, the Moore College of Art. Her works are included in the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, among other collections in both the United States and France. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Tana Hoban

26 Letters and 99 Cents (1987) 866 exemplars, 31 ressenyes
I Read Signs (1983) 775 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes (1986) 573 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
Of Colors and Things (1989) 417 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? (1978) 408 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Black on White (1993) 340 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Exactly the Opposite (1990) 337 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Look Look Look (1775) 232 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
White on Black (1993) 230 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Black & White (2007) 217 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Over, Under and Through (1973) 204 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres (2000) 200 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? (1985) 186 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Count and See (1972) 163 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Construction Zone (1997) 154 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
More, Fewer, Less (1998) 149 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Dots, Spots, Speckles, and Stripes (1987) 126 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
So Many Circles, So Many Squares (1998) 126 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Push, Pull, Empty, Full: a Book of Opposites (1972) 116 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Shadows and Reflections (1990) 109 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Look Book (1997) 107 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
A Children's Zoo (1985) 107 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Round&Round&Round (1983) 106 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
I read symbols (1983) 103 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Is It Rough? Is It Smooth? Is It Shiny? (1984) 100 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Colors Everywhere (1995) 99 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
CIRCLES, TRIANGLES AND SQUARES (1974) 95 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
What Is That? (1985) 93 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Who Are They? (1994) 92 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
One Little Kitten (1979) 90 exemplars
LOOK AGAIN! (1971) 89 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Let's Count (1999) 85 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Red, Blue, Yellow Shoe (1986) 81 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Dig, Drill, Dump, Fill (1975) 69 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A, B, see! (1982) 62 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Where is it? (1974) 61 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Spirals, Curves, Fanshapes and Lines (1676) 57 exemplars, 1 ressenya
1, 2, 3 Board Book (1880) 46 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
All About Where (1991) 46 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Take another look (1772) 46 exemplars
I Walk and Read (1802) 45 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? (1995) 45 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Look Up, Look Down (1881) 42 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Shapes and Things (1504) 36 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Just Look (1664) 25 exemplars, 1 ressenya
More Than One (1981) 23 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Big ones, little ones (1741) 22 exemplars
Panda Panda (1986) 21 exemplars
Let's compare 7 exemplars
Look Closer! (1999) 6 exemplars
Bianco e nero 1 exemplars
Look! 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
Who Says Quack? (Pudgy Board Book) (1991) — Fotògraf — 95 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The wonder of hands (1970) — Il·lustrador — 24 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lloc de defunció
Paris, France
Llocs de residència
Paris, France
Moore College of Art and Design
children's book illustrator
Hoban, Russell (brother)
Biografia breu
Tana Hoban was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a Russian immigrant family. Her brother Russell Hoban grew up to become a writer. Tana attended high school in Lansdale, and took art classes at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art on weekends. In 1938, she graduated from the School of Design for Women, now Moore College of Art and Design. She won a scholarship to travel and study painting in England and The Netherlands. She began taking photos for the window of her mother's shop. She worked briefly as a freelance graphic artist and illustrator before embarking on a career in photography. In 1946, Tana and her first husband Edward Gallob opened a studio in West Philadelphia. She took photos as illustrations for magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, and then became an advertising photographer.
She also published her photos in books; among the earliest was a do-it-yourself book called How to Photograph Your Child (1953). She contributed to the Greystone Encyclopedia of Photography in 1963. Her photographs of children, which became her specialty, eventually were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and at various shows mounted in Philadelphia, New York, Paris and Berlin. She progressed from photographs of children to photographs for children.
Beginning in 1970, she wrote, designed, illustrated and published more than 110 children's books, which won many awards, such as the Children’s Literature Citation from Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1983, and a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Media Photographers in 1998. Her pioneering works for children ranged from alphabet books like A, B, See! (1982), to primers like 26 Letters and 99 Cents (1986), to books that taught children about the world around them such as Circles, Colors and Squares (1974), Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? (1985), More Than One (1981), and I Read Symbols (1984).



5/5 shapes in contrasting colors, though the piano gym still keeps tummy time attention better, ha.

No words, just pictures! I really am going to mess with my GR stats, aren't I
Daumari | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |
1, 2, 3 is a simple book that can be easily recreated at home with photographs of objects around the house. I like that there are three representations of the number on each page: the number, the word, and a visual representation using dots and that the photographs are simple. As a parent, I'd pair it with having a child count the objects in the picture and then find something around the house to also represent it. To increase language, I'd talk about the photographs. For instance, "Look, this picture is of a baby's hand. He has five fingers. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. How many fingers do you have? Let's count!"

Recommended age: 2-4 years

Writing style: On each page, there are three representations of the number on each page: the number, the word, and a visual representation using dots. Other than that, there are no words to read.

Lexile range (unofficial): N/A - NP

Illustration style: All photographs and of things commonly seen in the number. For instance, six eggs, five fingers, and two shoes.

Reality-based: Yes, these are familiar objects that a child can count.
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mommyonthespectrum | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 4, 2023 |
Black on White is a straightforward book for newborns and young babies. The high-contrast images draw their attention. It's not a book I'd recommend reading in the traditional sense, as in turning pages and telling a story. While a parent certainly can talk about the objects on the page or say how they work, I've noticed babies will focus on a single page for minutes without the extra stimulation. Because of this, it's a good book for propping up during tummy time or when you need a moment to reheat your coffee.

Recommended age: 0-6 months

Writing style: N/A. There are no words in this book.

Illustration style: Black silhouettes on white background.

Reality-based? Yes. The book contains pictures of everyday objects in a baby's life, such as a bib, leaf, and keys.
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mommyonthespectrum | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Mar 30, 2023 |
Photos showing traffic signs and street signs commonly seen in a city. One word pages that translates the meaning of the signs.
Lou_Sanz | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jul 24, 2021 |



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