The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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I love this book, which I just read out loud to my son. Paris, train stations, automatons, and the early magic of cinema. How can you go wrong?

http://www.theinventionofhugocabret.com/about_hugo_auto.htm

This 526-page book is told in both words and pictures. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is not exactly a novel, and it’s not quite a picture book, and it’s not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things. Each picture (there are nearly three hundred pages of pictures!) takes up an entire double page spread, and the story moves forward because you turn the pages to see the next moment unfold in front of you.

(from the website for the book)

And this collection from the Getty:

Devices of Wonder

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/devices/flash/

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