Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am


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Sara Fanelli


Already a sensation in the UK and winner of the prestigious 2008 Design & Art Direction award for outstanding achievement in illustration and book design, Sara Fanelli’s Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am is an extraordinary new creation, a book unlike any other.

Known for her often-imitated, never duplicated experimental techniques, renowned illustrator Fanelli finds inspiration not only in the visual arts but also in literature and theater. From Dante and Goethe to Calvino and Beckett, Fanelli draws on her favorite quotations and aphorisms to create a work of utter originality, previously unpublished sketches, collages, paintings, and drawings, at the heart of which lies a beautiful miniature book-within-a-book.

Famed art director Steven Heller provides an illuminating introduction while critic Marina Warner introduces each of the book’s five chapters, “Devils and Angels,” “Love,” “Color,” “Myth,” and “The Absurd.” Eclectic, dynamic, and full of creative energy, Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am speaks to the power of inspiration and the capacity for books to embody it.

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Weight 714 g
Dimensions 21.2 x 26.8 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 6 March 2008
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Steven Heller and Marina Warner
Dimensions 21.2 x 26.8 cm
Weight 714 g


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Sara Fanelli is an award-winning artist and illustrator. Her unique contribution to book illustration is evident in Dear Diary and My Map Book. Marina Warner is a writer, critic, professor, and commentator on the arts. Her most recent book is Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors and Media. Steven Heller is a distinguished art and design historian and senior art director of The New York Times. He has written, co-authored, and edited over a hundred books on design, including Abrams' Illustration: A Visual History and Graphic Style.