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A Garden of Childhood

Adir Cohen (ed.)
AGES: 4-8

This collection of poems, stories, songs and games is linked by expressions of a child's urge to expand his boundaries, a theme also expressed in the artwork. Leading Israeli photographers and designers have used photographic techniques that incorporate video and computer images to create visual surprises. A real cow stands on a real potato, a lizard unwraps a candy. The illustrations exploit the artistic language of electronic media, but the texts have been chosen for their lyrical simplicity. The section "Family Album" focuses on family annoyances and pleasures. Poet Yehuda Amichai suggests that fathers are all kinds of things: ladders and camels, a boat to sail in, a fist that's a hammer. In the section "A House Called Body", poet Shlomit Cohen-Assif compares the body to a house: the face is a sign and the tongue the key, the mouth is a door and the nostrils a chimney.
The pictures in this visually appealing volume are fresh and engaging and the words evoke childhood experience and encourage the expression of emotions.
A Garden of Childhood features major writers such as Yehuda Amichai, Dahlia Ravikovitch, Nurit Zarchi and Michal Snunit. 
The artwork was exhibited at Haifa Museum.

The graphic designer Phillipe Boulakia lives in Tel Aviv. Avi Ganor, photographer, specializes in experimental techniques.

Title A Garden of Childhood
Author’s Last Name Cohen (ed.)
Author's First Name Adir
Language(s) Hebrew, Slovak
Genre anthology
Publisher (Hebrew) Domino
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1991
No. Pages 219 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Gan: Sifram Shel Yaldei Ha-Gan
Representation Represented by ITHL


Slovak: Bratislava, Chajim, 2008
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A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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