Saturday, 8 December 2007

Inspiration I: Homeland, Part II

Above: The body is like a machine, from Svijet oko Nas (The World Around Us), a children's encyclopedia in two volumes published in Zagreb in 1964.

Above: From Svijet oko Nas. The first home shows life without electricity, the second one with. Dusty Victoriana becomes Modernist pad, and the dingy attic even transforms into a roof top tennis court.


Above: From Nas Put I (Our Way I), a first grade reader by Edo Vajnaht, published in 1971. At school in Melbourne I would follow the lives of Dick and Jane, and at home in the evening it would be Ivo and Ana's.




Above: Life is good. Ivo tells his father to heed the stop sign while speeding in his convertible.


Above: Pioniri, about to race. In Socialist Yugoslavia, every child was a Pioneer.

Above: Ana waves at a passing ship and learns the alphabet at the same time. This looks not unlike the Yugoslavia of my childhood holidays.

1 comment:

Esme said...

I would LOVE to read about Ivo and Ana. They are so cute. The brother, unfortunately said he did not remember Iva and Ana. He must have been playing with cars while they were being read to you both... he should be reminded our their adventures.