Magic Pencil - Children's Book Illustration Today

Magic Pencil - Children's Book Illustration Today
Library Shelf Location 23.ROSE
Publication Date 2002
Description This highly illustrated volume features the work of 13 of the top contemporary children's book illustrators working in the UK. Each chapter contains a commentary by the illustrator, introducing their work and explaining how they started to illustrate children's books, and features several original artworks by each one. Quentin Blake's introduction reflects on the complexities of providing an illustrative response to the characters and activities of a writer: Joanna Carey, formerly Children's Book Editor of the "Guardian", contributes to an illustrated essay on the history of children's book illustration, from the work of Cruikshank, Ardizzone and Walter Crane, to the instantly recognizable pictures from Winnie the Pooh and the tales of Beatrix Potter. The illustrators featured are: Angela Barrett; Quentin Blake; Lauren Child; Patrick Benson; Raymond Briggs; Sara Fanelli; Stephen Biesty; John Burningham; Michael Foreman; Tony Ross; Posy Simmonds; Emma Chichester Clark; and Charlotte Voake.
ISBN 0712347704
Quantity 1
Pages 112
Editor Quentin Blake
Authors Andrea Rose, Joanna Carey, Quentin Blake
Format Hardcover
Publishers British Council, British Library
Related Artists Angela Barrett, Stephen Biesty, John Burningham, Emma Chichester Clark, Patrick Benson, Raymond Briggs, Lauren Child, Sara Fanelli, Posy Simmonds, Michael Foreman, Charlotte Voake, Tony Ross, Quentin Blake
Category Illustration
Keyword Children
Related Event Magic Pencil Exhibition, Laing Art Gallery
Related Galleries British Library, London, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Language English

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