Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Book - 2013
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Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalog of more than two hundred images from an exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Accompanied by essays, this work 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams, 2013
ISBN: 9781419708268
1419708260
Branch Call Number: 741.642 SENDAK MAURICE
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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