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The Art of Maurice Sendak

Lanes, Selma G.

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ISBN 10: 0810916002 / ISBN 13: 9780810916005
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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0810916002 New. I believe that this is the first edition, first printing although not stated. 1980 edition. Acetate dust jacket as originally published. Little Red Riding Hood pop-up is included in this book. No marks in book. Too big and heavy for international sale. Bookseller Inventory # 0810916002NE

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Title: The Art of Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Sendak, Maurice; THE ART OF MAURICE SENDAK.; Abrams; Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; First; 1980; Foxing to first title page. Acetate dust jacket clean and intact. Bookplate remnant to inner pastedown. Binding tight, inner pages bright. Includes Red Riding Hood pop-up, several fold-outs.;

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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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