The Art of Maurice Sendak

Lanes, Selma

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A book which contains many images of the well-known author/illustrator of the United States, Maurice Sendak. This book contains early sketches, ideas that were never developed and penned fantasies created while listening to music. Num Pages: 278 pages, 94 colour illustrations, 167 b&w illustrations, index. BIC Classification: 1KBB; AFF; AFH; AKLB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 289 x 264 x 0. Weight in Grams: 2290. . 1998. 2nd. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A book which contains many images of the well-known author/illustrator in the United States, Maurice Sendak. He is perhaps best known as the man who encouraged timid children (and parents) to venture "Where the Wild Things Are", who revealed what goes on "In the Night Kitchen" and who proclaimed the unsung virtues of "Chicken Soup with Rice". This book contains early sketches, ideas that were never developed and penned fantasies created while listening to music. There is also an accompanying personal account of the artist's life.

Review: 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 Abradale/Abrams, New York, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Maurice Sendak (illustrator). Reprint. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Complete copy, nice inside, DJ like new. 278 pages of text, illustrations. some photos including several of his beloved dog, Jennie, accompanied by the moving story of Sendak's inspirational relationship with her. Medium blue boards, gilt lettering on spine. There are some small white spots front and back--probably early mildew?, that have not destroyed the boards but are present, nonetheless. There is also foxing on the half-title page. Other than those two flaws, the book is at least very good. Oversize; cannot ship via flat-rate priority envelope; email for other than US Media. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006857

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Book Description Abrams, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Like New. 2nd. 278 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. 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. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Bookseller Inventory # 1601200090

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