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Maurice Sendak : A Celebration of the Artist and His Work
by Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David and Leonard S. Marcus

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781419708268
  • ISBN-10: 1419708260
  • Publisher: ABRAMS
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 224


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-08-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

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)

 
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