Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work edited by Leonard S. Marcus

NC 975.5 .S44 A4 2013

“The preeminent children’s book artist of the twentieth century, Maurice Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalogue of more than two hundred images exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York City from June 11 – August 17, 2013.

In this one-of-a-kind collection, the broad range of Sendak’s work – from his picture book and poster illustrations to his commercial and theater designs – is explored. Featuring rare, previously unpublished studies, preliminary drawings, and variant art for many of his most famous works – including Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work offers unprecedented insight into his creative process. In addition, twelve essays by Sendak’s friends and colleagues, including noted historians and authors such as Leonard S. Marcus, Iona Opie, and Steven Heller, and children’s book illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky, shed light on Sendak’s life and art.

Showcasing the private collection of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David, prominent authorities on Maurice Sendak, Abrams is proud to present this deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a seminal artist – a creator whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world.” – publisher description

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