Maurice Sendak is famous for his picture books "Where the Wild Things Are", "In the Night Kitchen" and "Outside Over There". Over the past twenty-five years, he regularly published essys and reviews about a number of writers and illustrators whose work he admires. The subjects of his appreciation range from George MacDonald, Beatrix Potter and ...
Maurice Sendak is famous for his picture books "Where the Wild Things Are", "In the Night Kitchen" and "Outside Over There". Over the past twenty-five years, he regularly published essys and reviews about a number of writers and illustrators whose work he admires. The subjects of his appreciation range from George MacDonald, Beatrix Potter and Randolph Caldecott to Margot Zemach, Harriet Pincus and Edward Ardizzone; from Maxfield Parrish, Walt Disney and Lothar Meggendorfer to Jean de Brunhoff, Mother Goose and Hans Christian Andersen. In these essays, and in autobiographical essays and interviews, Sendak voices his opinions on aspects of his "battle-ground", the world of the picture book. In an essay entitled "The Shape of Music" he examines the subtle ways in which music has influenced his own pictures. He also pinpoints misunderstandings about the origins of some "children's literature"; he describes how the public have misinterpreted Andersen, admiring him "only for the least part of his genius"; he bemoans the "adult censorship of subjects" and blames mid-19th century parents, who confined Meggendorfer, the Grimms and Mother Goose to the nursery, for creating the "artificial world of the juvenile book". Maurice Sendak is winner of the Caldecott Medal (1964), the Hans Christian Andersen Illustator's Medal (1970) and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (1983).
Fine. 0374225982 Sendak, Maurice. Caldecott & Co. : Notes on Books and Pictures. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1988. 216pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Book condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good with rubbed and bumped edges. One inch closed tear in top of cover and a few tiny closed tears in top edges. Essays and reviews devoted to writers and illustrators whose work Sendak admires..
Small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (viii), 216 pages. First edition. A collection of essays and reviews devoted to a wide variety of writers and illustrators, ranging from Randolph Caldecott, George MacDonald, and Beatrix Potter to Harriet Pincus, Maxfield Parrish and Walt Disney. With a section of autobiographical essays and interviews, as well as Sendak's memorable acceptance speech for the Caldecott Medal in 1964. Notes on first publications. Illustrated.
Very good in fair dust jacket. Dust Jacket shows wear and some soiling. Some pencil marks on front page. Pages are clear, clean, crisp and tight. 216 p. : ill.; 24 cm. "Michael di Capua books.". Includes Illustrations.
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