By: Looart Press, Inc.
Date: 1968 (printed) Colorado Springs
Dimensions: 21 x 30 inches
This is an original 1960's vintage poster with artwork by Lucia Pearce, and inspirational quotes on "Imagination," by Maria Montessori.
"Human consciousness comes into the world as a flaming ball of imagination. Everything invented by man, physical or mental, is the fruit of someone's imagination."
"The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown to grow under the flaming heat of imagination."
Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name and writing on scientific pedagogy. The Montessori method of education is an approach to classroom learning that emphasizes independence and choice. Montessori is quoted in this poster as follows.
Lucia Pearce was a crucial figure in the birth of the 'New Age' movement in California and is now a world-renowned art therapist and writer. She trained as a Montessori teacher and these posters were designed by her to uplift and inspire both adults and children, drawing on the words of writers such as Kahlil Gibran and Rilke as well as Fuller. They are really eye-catching and the colours are so vibrant, with beautifully simple designs and wonderful words.
Looart was founded in 1947 by Orin Loo out of the family garage, whom had early success creating greeting cards. Orin's wife Miriam then started a company called Current that sold “Post-A-Notes” in bulk to local churches advertising them as a fundraising item. In the 1960s Orin and Miriam’s sons, Dusty and Gary merged the two companies to for the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints among other items until the business sold in 1987 for $115 million.
Condition: This poster is in A condition, printed on heavy poster paper. The colors are clean and bright, with superb image quality.
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