Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

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The preeminent children's book artist of the twentieth century, Maurice Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalog of more than two hundred images being exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York City from June 11-- August 17, 2013. Accompanied by twelve essays by such noted scholars and historians as Leonard S. Marcus, Iona Opie, Steven Heller, and Paul O. Zelinsky, Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work showcases the collection of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David, prominent authorities on Sendak's artwork, and is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a seminal artist whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world. Praise for Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work "A must-have for Sendak fans." -- BookPage.com
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2013
ISBN: 9781419708268
1419708260
Branch Call Number: 741.64209 Se558M 2013
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm

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LaughingOne Aug 14, 2014

This is a wonderful collection of major works by Maurice Sendak. The essays added depth and background to his art. I was slightly disappointed that I didn't find anything in this book about the sets he designed for "The Nutcracker" productions in Seattle, at the theatre in/near the Seattle Center. I went to one of the productions specifically to see these sets; they are fabulous! This is a big and heavy book, full of illustrations that show the progression of his work from line drawings to drafts to full-colour final versions. It's a must-read/look at for fans of Maurice Sendak.

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