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The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

Geisel, Theodor; Sendak, Maurice

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ISBN 10: 0679434488 / ISBN 13: 9780679434481
Published by Random House, New York, NY, 1995
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Fine in a fine DJ; Fascinating look at the other works by Geisel, created for his own pleasure. Introduction by Maurice Sendak; 0.8 x 10.9 x 8.9 Inches; 95 p. Bookseller Inventory # 2028

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Title: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings, the paintings use a dazzling rainbow of hues not seen in the primary-color palette of his books for children, and exhibit a sophisticated and often quite unrestrained side of the artist. 65 color illustrations.

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Beyond Dr. Seuss's work for children is an entirely different world--perhaps similar in whimsy and humor, but even more wondrous. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is a short (less than 100 pages) and beautiful full-color coffee-table book filled with cartoons, sketches, and oil paintings. The collection of birds, cats, lions, and pointy-headed people is fairly familiar territory for any true Seuss fan, but with a deeper amount of detail and more sophisticated tones. A favorite design in ink is titled "Impractical Marshmallow Toasting Device"--it's easy to see Seuss didn't find art to be a serious business. And could the oil painting "Cat from the Wrong Side of the Tracks" be a rendition of Cat in the Hat's evil twin? A wonderful, intriguing book for Seuss fans of all ages. --Jill Lightner

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