Title: Wings of an Artist: Children's Book Illustrators Talk About Their Art
Author: Julie Cummins, Barbara Kiefer, Graeme Base, David Catrow, David Diaz, Leo & Diane Dillon, Henrik Drescher, Richard Egielski, Lou Fancher, Diane Greenseid, Woodleigh Marx Hubbard, Susan Jeffers, Steve Johnson, William Joyce, Maira Kalman, Michael McCurdy, Susan Meddaugh, Paul Meisel, James Ransome, Robert Sabuda, Maurice Sendak, David Small, Jean & Mou-Sien Tseng
Description: Signed on half-title pages by five of the featured artists: Susan Jeffers, Michael McCurdy, Robert Sabuda, Graeme Base, and William Joyce. Foot of spine heavily bumped, else fine. Dust jacket not price clipped; in a clear archival sleeve. 31 pages. 13 x 9.3 inches.
In this colorful and exuberant collection, more than twenty children's book artists through text and illustration--most specially created for this book--offer their thoughts about art and the muse that inspires their work.
With page after page of different art styles, techniques, and interpretations, this book offers parents, librarians, and teachers a unique opportunity to talk about art with children in a thoughtful yet fun way. To help spark a dialogue, simple concepts and ideas for activities are provided--great for both one-on-one and group discussion. An outstanding collection for art lovers of all ages.
The artists include Graeme Base, David Catrow, David Diaz, Leo & Diane Dillon, Henrik Drescher, Richard Egielski, Diane Greenseid, Woodleigh Marx Hubbard, Susan Jeffers, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher, William Joyce, Maira Kalman, Michael McCurdy, Susan Meddaugh, Paul Meisel, James Ransome, Robert Sabuda, Maurice Sendak, David Small, and Jean & Mou-Sien Tseng. Introduction by Julie Cummins, coordinator of Children's Services at the New York Public Library and teacher of children's literature at Pratt Library School in Brooklyn.
The activity guide was written by Barbara Kiefer, associate professor of children's literature at the Teachers College of Columbia University. She served on the 1987 Caldecott Medal committee and as chairperson of the 2000 Caldecott Medal committee.
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Place: New York
Keywords: illustrators, art, artists, commentary, children's books, art education,
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