The Art of Maurice Sendak

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9780370303864: The Art of Maurice Sendak

Nearly three hundred reproductions of the famous illustrator's work over the years, including finished illustrations, sketches, penned fantasies, and stage-set designs, are accompanied by an account of Sendak's life and career

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In a nutshell, The Art of Maurice Sendak is simply stunning. Page after page of lavish full-color illustrations and black-and-whites from one of America's best-loved children's artists adorn this hefty volume. Sendak, best known for the charming and timeless Where the Wild Things Are, never fails to amuse and astonish with his creative wizardry. He was talented from the cradle, and his early works from the 1940s are given due recognition here--reflecting his fascination with the small intricacies of being human, and his devilish sense of humor. Even a stuffy physics textbook from 1947 is given the Sendak touch, as atoms, molecules, and chain reactions take on the form of people jiving and swinging. Always the artistic adventurer, Sendak experiments with many different forms--from the fairy-tale-like pen-and-ink drawings of Higglety Pigglety Pop! to the beautiful watercolor pieces that illustrate Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present. Virtually every page contains another Sendak gem--be it a quick sketch, an exquisite portrait of his mother or sister, or the preliminary drawings from Where the Wild Things Are. Three huge fold-outs make for an extra-special treat.

The book's rich text is exemplary--based on interviews, conversations, and extensive research by Sendak's close friend Selma Lanes. The author invites us into the very special world of Maurice Sendak, a place of fantasies and wonderment, a land where adults can be children--and never grow up. --Naomi Gesinger

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Book Description Bodley Head Children's Books, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good +. First British edition, approx. 11'' by 11.5''. Publisher's decorated cloth in publisher's glassine wrappers. 278pp with 261 illustrations, 94 in full colour & 3 folding plates. Includes a Little Red Riding Hood pop-up. An exploration of Sendak's life & work, beautifully illustrated with photographs, drawings & paintings.Ex reference library with minimal markings, sticker mark & single stamp on endpapers, single stamp to upper edge. Sellotape mark on dust wrapper. Inner book in near fine condition. ***Heavy & may require extra overseas postage**. Bookseller Inventory # 685

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Book Description Bodley Head Children's Books February 1981, 1981. 4to. Hardcover - printed cloth hardcover in printed plastic d/w. Fine copy in same d/w. 278pp index, Illustrated with 261 colour and b&w examples, including 3 gate fold colour illustration. Sendak's life and work are explored in affectionate detail in this book, which is enhanced by words from Sendak himself, who cooperated fully in the book's preparation. The illustrations include a full colour facsimile of the tiny mock-up that Sendak first made for Where The Wild Things Are, line drawings from A Hole Is to Dig, to sketches for picture books, fantasy and designs for opera sets and animated films, early sketches and dummies for all his important works, and work that has never been seen before. Bookseller Inventory # 52483

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Book Description The Bodley Head, London 1981, 1981. 28.0 x 29.0cms, 280pp, 166 b/w, 94 colour illusts including 3 fold-outs, very good+ hardback & glassine dustwrapper This book traces the evolution of Sendak's illustrations from 'A Hole Is To Dig' to "The Magic Flute'. Bookseller Inventory # 124118

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Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0370303865 1981 Bodley Head Ltd. First British Edition. Cloth boards with original clear lettered dust jacket. Book is in nice condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. Dust jacket has a few small light crease marks. Bookseller Inventory # OVS195

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Book Description The Bodley Head, 1981. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Sendak, Maurice (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1981. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Large oblong format. Pictorial cloth. "Sendak's Life and Works are explored in affectionate detail, including many colour and b/w illustrations and folding plates, a moveable scene and a facsimile of the tiny mock-up that Sendak first made for the story that would later become Where The Wild Things Are". Light wear to cover edges. Light page browning. [S]. Bookseller Inventory # 2114423

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Book Description The Bodley Head, London, 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Sendak, Maurice (illustrator). First British Edition. book: insc. fep, some very minor marks on top edges. original acetate wrapper. heavy book; higher freight charges may apply. Bookseller Inventory # 000452

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Book Description Bodley Head Children's Books, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1980 Bodley Head Hardback 1st UK edition, 1st impression. In publishers decorated cloth in publishers glassine wrappers. 278pp. Large format with illustrations, fold-out illustrations, and pop-up. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1471778854703

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Book Description Bodley Head London, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition... ORIGINAL WILD THING DRAWING on the front end paper makes this wonderful survey of the artist's work a supreme collectable. Maurice Sendak has drawn the picture and inscribed it thus: 'For Peter Kettle BOO! Maurice Sendak May '82'. This is a perfect first printing of the UK first edition. Original pictorial cloth covers with Sendak illustration from 'Where the Wild Things Are' printed on front and back, covered with a transparent glassine wrapper with white lettering on spine, front cover and inside turn backs, terracotta end-papers. 261 illustrations, including 94 plates in full colour, 3 folding plates and one popup illustration, with a chronology of books and index. Sendak, born in Brooklyn and now in his eighties, gained widespread international acclaim after writing and illustrating 'Where the Wild Things Are', which was turned into an opera and recently a film. Before Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak was best known for illustrating Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear series of books. This wonderful and large scale survey of his work has never been surpassed, and this unique copy is highly desirable. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1673121063

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