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Illustrated Children's Booksby Black Dog Publishing
Synopses & Reviews
Illustrated Childrens Books is a celebration of the power of the picture-book and its great ability to capture the imaginations of children and adults alike.
With a Foreword by Anthony Browne, Illustrated Childrens Books takes us on a visual journey through the history of this unique medium. From Struwwelpeter to Alices Adventures in Wonderland, from Dogger to Angelina Ballerina, the book explores old favorites as well as showcasing cutting-edge new talent, and shines a light on the printing processes, design formats and character illustrations of some of the best loved childrens books from the past 250 years.
Peter Hunt follows the early development of illustrated books in his essay on the first appearances of literature for children, up until the mid-1940s, and Lisa Sainsbury picks up the trail and traces the history of the picture-book in her essay from 1945 to the present day.
Featuring profiles on esteemed authors and illustrators, including Richard Scarry, Quentin Blake and Mini Grey, Illustrated Childrens Books is a testament to the lasting impression picture-books place in our imagination, and our memories of them.
Illustrated Childrens Books explores the history, design and influence of the most seminal childrens books which have inspired and enchanted generations worldwide. Produced in association with the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in New York, Illustrated Childrens Books provides a rare glimpse into the history and provenance of the characters we all know and love.
Iconic characters wander through the pages of this beautiful book including perennial favorites as Winnie the Pooh, The BFG, Dogger, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Gruffalo, Babar, Miffy and Captain Pugwash amongst many others. Explored in terms of cover design,character illustration and book interiors, these much loved stories are brought back to life again in this richly illustrated, hardback compendium. Illustrated Childrens Books is a bookshelf essential for designers, illustrators, parents and anyone wanting to take a sentimental look back at their childhood favorites.
About the Author
Anthony Browne is the current Childrens Laureate (2009-2011) and is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of childrens books, with nearly forty titles to his name.
Peter Hunt is Professor Emeritus in Childrens Literature at Cardiff University. His books include works of criticism, novels, and stories for younger children. He won the International Brothers Grimm Award for services to childrens literature in 2003.
Lisa Sainsbury is Senior Lecturer in Childrens Literature at the National Centre for Research in Childrens Literature, Roehampton University.
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