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Drawn to Enchant: Original Children's Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection

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Betsy Beinecke Shirley, one of the great collectors of American childrens literature, gathered a peerless collection of books, original illustrations, manuscripts, and ephemera. This gorgeously illustrated book presents over 200 selected original artworks from the enchanting collection she bequeathed to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University.

 

Guiding the reader on a lively tour through the stages of childhood reading, this volume begins with ABCs and nursery books. It continues through adventure stories, magazines, and more, then concludes with a miscellany section of wonderful odds and ends. The delightfully varied images demonstrate how childrens books evolved, from the nations first days of independence to our own times. Artists whose works are represented include many beloved favorites, among them Ludwig Bemelmans, Maurice Sendak, A. B. Frost, Wanda Gag, Peter Newell, N. C. Wyeth, Tony Sarg, Robert Lawson, and Johnny Gruelle.

 

From variant illustrations for Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are to little-known sketches for nineteenth-century periodicals that delighted generations of children, Drawn to Enchant offers a unique opportunity to study the reading lives of children throughout American history. Just as important, it invites each reader to recollect favorite images from the treasured books of his or her own childhood.

 

About the Author

Timothy Young is curator of the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Childrens Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. He is the author of My Heart in Company: The Work of J. M. Barrie and the Birth of Peter Pan, the catalogue of a major exhibition on Barrie in 2005.

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ISBN:
9780300126730
Author:
Young, Timothy G.
Publisher:
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
With:
Kiley, Patrick
Author:
Young, Timothy
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Illustration of books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Commercial - Illustration
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Private
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
Illustration of books -- United States.
Subject:
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 illus.
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
12 x 9.75 in 3.55 lb

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