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A master of storytelling, one of the most unique voices in creating wordless picture books, and three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, David Wiesner (b. 1956) is one of the most highly acclaimed book illustrators in the world. This handsome volume is the first to examine his creative process and his many sources of inspiration. The book features dozens of lavish color plates, from early work to the exquisitely wrought watercolors that are the basis of his best-known books, along with pages excerpted from his first graphic novel, Fish Girl.
His fabulous books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Tuesday, Three Pigs, and Flotsam all won the Cadecott Medal, making him only the second artist in the award's long history to have won three times. He's also received Caldecott honors for Free Fall, Sector 7 and Mr. Wuffles.
Also included are works by some of the artists most influential to Wiesner, including Marvel comic book legends, Surrealist and avant-garde masters, and mid-20th-century graphic artists. While illustration has often been marginalized in the world of fine art, the vibrant interplay among paintings, prints, comic books, graphic novels, iconic 20th-century films, and cartoons in Wiesner’s art gives evidence to the complexity of the American tradition of picture book illustration.
Believe it or not, you will find examples of artwork..and even some quotes...from Jim Steranko, Moebius, Edward Gorey, Max Ernst, Lynd Ward, George Herriman, Charles Sheeler, Winsor McCay, and Peter Bruegel.These are among the strongest influences on the work of David Wiesner.
Katherine Roeder nicely captures the essence of David's work: "David Wiesner's body of work can be understood as an extended investigation into the complexities of the human imagination, built upon a foundation of richly layered imagery and brilliant composition. It is also an exquisite exploration of storytelling as an act of collaboration and liberation." Eik Kahng, curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Ellen Keiter, Curator at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books, also contribute, along with David himself.
Very, very few creators have won the Cadecott Medal three times; it is the equivalent of the Oscar in the world of children's and young adult books.
This is a very handsome, very special hardcover put together to accompany an exhibit at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and distributed by Yale University. Prestigious names for a creator that is entirely unique and deserving of such fine treatment.
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Item Code DAVWH Publisher Yale University Press Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9780300226010 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 12x10 # Pages 112pg Color Full Color