The Art of Maurice Sendak

The Art of Maurice Sendak

1980 to the Present

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Continues the analysis that began in The Art of Maurice Sendak to focus on the award-winning illustrator's work since 1980, tracing his contributions to the art world within and outside the literary arena with reproductions of hundreds of sketches and final pieces created for children's books and the performing arts. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Tracing Maurice Sendak's life and work from 1980 to the present, this illustrated volume is filled with projects in various mediums, both inside and outside the children's book arena. Reproduced here are lavish set and costume designs for a number of theatrical and dance productions, from The Nutcracker to The Magic Flute to The Love for Three Oranges. Also represented is artwork for numerous posters, CD covers, book jackets, and adult books, as well as children's picture books. Profusely illustrated, this book introduces Sendak's recent work, particularly in the theater, to a wider audience and pays tribute to his genius.
Playwright Tony Kushner, a longtime friend, and more recently, a collaborator with the artist, chronicles Sendak's work and provides new insights into his unique past. Using Sendak's journals, personal interviews, and a wealth of shared anecdotal experience, Kushner paints a singular portrait of a man with burning passion, acute sympathy, and a hunger for beauty. Readers are offered an intimate view into Sendak's personal and professional frustrations, as well as his triumphs.

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2003
ISBN: 9780810944480
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 x 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Sendak, Maurice


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