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Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

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The preeminent childrenand#8217;s book artist of the twentieth century, Maurice Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalog ofand#160;more thanand#160;two hundredand#160;images being exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York City from June 11and#150;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 Sendakand#8217;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

and#147;A must-have for Sendak fans.and#8221; and#151;BookPage.com

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"This laudatory catalogue presents reminiscences of the beloved children's author and illustrator from both friends and colleagues. Alongside hundreds of images, focusing largely on sketches and commercial work that has not previously been reproduced, the text tours through Sendak's celebrated career and his impact on children's literature, with particular attention of course given to the classic Where the Wild Things Are and its characters' afterlife in different media. The 12twelve gathered essays come from illustrators, publishers, librarians, and rare book dealers, most of whom were lucky enough to work with Sendak at one point or another. On a whole, they provide light and sentimental information on the artist, praising his wide-ranging work in occasionally breathless tones and applauding his contributions to everything from commercial illustration to opera, typically remaining brief if not quite pithy in doing so. The catalogue relies on its audience already being Sendak enthusiasts, but rarely delves deeply into his working methods or personal life, resulting in a pleasant but often superficial commemoration. If primarily for the images themselves, however, it manages to conjure a sweet sense of joy, and Sendak's own singular style transcends the sometimes cloying treatment it is given here. Color illustrations. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

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JUSTIN G. SCHILLER is a collector and rare book dealer (Justin G. Schiller Ltd. is the oldest specialist in antiquarian childrenand#8217;s books). He was one of the principal founders of the International Wizard of Oz Club in 1957 (in 1956, at the age of twelve, his collection of L. Frank Baum Oz books went on exhibit at Columbia University for the centenary of the authorand#8217;s birth). Schiller helped finance his college education by issuing rare-book catalogues from his dormitory. In 1964 he was one of two American undergraduates selected for an eight-week Shakespeare symposium at Stratford-on-Avon, graduating the following year with honors in English Renaissance literature. Schiller is the author of a number of journal and magazine articles, including and#147;Sendak All Aroundand#8221; (2003), as well as the catalogue Sendak in Asia (1996), and the books Realms of Childhood (1983), Nonsensus (1988), Digging for Treasure: An Adventure in Appraising Rare and Collectible Childrenand#8217;s Books (1998), and Pioneering Collectible Childrenand#8217;s Books (2002). Since 1967 he has compiled catalogues for various museum exhibitions throughout the United States and the world.

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DENNIS M. V. DAVID came to the United States from his native Philippines in 1980 for graduate studies toward a masterand#8217;s degree in biology. Soon after, he was introduced to the world of rare childrenand#8217;s books and Maurice Sendak. He studied paper conservation and restoration, learned how to research and catalogue old books, and ultimately began doing rare-book appraisal. Following the death of Arnold Lobel and evaluating the artwork in his estate, David collaborated with Justin Schiller to create Battledore Ltd. in 1988 as a business promoting illustration art. The 2013 Maurice Sendak exhibition at the Society of Illustrators also celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Battledore.

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LEONARD S. MARCUS is among the leading authorities on childrenand#8217;s books and their creators. His own award-winning books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Minders of Make-Believe; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth; and Show Me a Story! A frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the Horn Book Magazine, Marcus is a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and teaches a popular course on childr

Product Details

ISBN:
9781419708268
Author:
Schiller, Justin
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
Malzberg, Joyce
Author:
Opie, Iona
Author:
Shuler, Ginger
Author:
Taylor, Judy
Author:
Schiller, Justin G.
Author:
Rodgers, Patrick
Author:
Corsaro, Frank
Author:
Zelinsky, Paul O.
Author:
David, Dennis M. V.
Author:
Marcus, Leonard S.
Author:
Weiner, Ahron
Author:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Heller, Steven
Subject:
Art - Artists
Subject:
Individual Artist
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
More than 200 illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.5 x 11.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This laudatory catalogue presents reminiscences of the beloved children's author and illustrator from both friends and colleagues. Alongside hundreds of images, focusing largely on sketches and commercial work that has not previously been reproduced, the text tours through Sendak's celebrated career and his impact on children's literature, with particular attention of course given to the classic Where the Wild Things Are and its characters' afterlife in different media. The 12twelve gathered essays come from illustrators, publishers, librarians, and rare book dealers, most of whom were lucky enough to work with Sendak at one point or another. On a whole, they provide light and sentimental information on the artist, praising his wide-ranging work in occasionally breathless tones and applauding his contributions to everything from commercial illustration to opera, typically remaining brief if not quite pithy in doing so. The catalogue relies on its audience already being Sendak enthusiasts, but rarely delves deeply into his working methods or personal life, resulting in a pleasant but often superficial commemoration. If primarily for the images themselves, however, it manages to conjure a sweet sense of joy, and Sendak's own singular style transcends the sometimes cloying treatment it is given here. Color illustrations. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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