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Re'em Bar, born December 73 and resident of northern Israel. In 1990
I finished drawing The Dragons Album and began my Architecture
studies at the Technion, Israel institute of technology, completed cum
laude after five years. My final project dealt with the development of a
deployable structure and I won an award for the design of a suspended
bridge. I was then drafted for three years army service, ended November
98. In 2006 I was granted my MA in Medieval History from the University
of Haifa and two years later a MLS (of Library and Information Science)
from the same university. Until 2020 I worked as a librarian in Kiryat Yam's
Public Library.
I've illustrated one children's book, edited one book for adults and published
one academic article, in Hebrew:
בר, ראם: "חיות בלבוש אדם ומסורות חזותיות בשירי אמא אווזה של הארי ויטייר פריס",
עיונים בספרות ילדים 20 (תשע"א, 2011) עמ' 55-16.
Abstract: Harry Whittier Frees was the pioneer and most influential figure
in the translation of the ancient theme of anthropomorphic animals to the
language of photography. The article briefly reviews the history of this
theme, how it became a feature of children's literature and its photographic
versions. It then focuses on Frees' photographs for the Mother Goose
nursery rhymes and presents their design techniques, from straightforward
mimicry of previous illustrations, through adherence to traditional
iconography, to a parody on popular American visual motives that have
nothing to do with Mother Goose.
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