Illustrated Children's Books

Illustrated Children's Books

by Black Dog Publishing
     
 

Illustrated Children’s Books is a celebration of the power of the picture-book and its great ability to capture the imaginations of children and adults alike.
With a Foreword by Anthony Browne, Illustrated Children’s Books takes us on a visual journey through the history of this unique medium. From Struwwelpeter to

Overview


Illustrated Children’s Books is a celebration of the power of the picture-book and its great ability to capture the imaginations of children and adults alike.
With a Foreword by Anthony Browne, Illustrated Children’s Books takes us on a visual journey through the history of this unique medium. From Struwwelpeter to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, from Dogger to Angelina Ballerina, the book explores old favorites as well as showcasing cutting-edge new talent, and shines a light on the printing processes, design formats and character illustrations of some of the best loved children’s books from the past 250 years.
Peter Hunt follows the early development of illustrated books in his essay on the first appearances of literature for children, up until the mid-1940s, and Lisa Sainsbury picks up the trail and traces the history of the picture-book in her essay from 1945 to the present day.
Featuring profiles on esteemed authors and illustrators, including Richard Scarry, Quentin Blake and Mini Grey, Illustrated Children’s Books is a testament to the lasting impression picture-books place in our imagination, and our memories of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906155810
Publisher:
Black Dog Publishing Limited London
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Anthony Browne is the current Children’s Laureate (2009-2011) and is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books, with nearly forty titles to his name.
Peter Hunt is Professor Emeritus in Children’s Literature at Cardiff University. His books include works of criticism, novels, and stories for younger children. He won the International Brothers Grimm Award for services to children’s literature in 2003.
Lisa Sainsbury is Senior Lecturer in Children’s Literature at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature, Roehampton University.

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