David Wiesner & the art of wordless storytelling / Eik Kahng, Ellen Keiter, Katherine Roeder, David Wiesner.

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David Wiesner and the art of wordless storytelling
Santa Barbara : Santa Barbara Museum of Art, [2016]
110 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 x 32 cm
Wiesner, David -- Exhibitions.
Art and literature -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Illustrated children's books -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Art and literature.
Illustrated children's books.
United States
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
A three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, David Wiesner is one of the most highly acclaimed book illustrators in the world. This volume is the first to examine his creative process and his many sources of inspiration. The book features dozens of color plates, from early work to the watercolors that are the basis of his best-known books, along with pages excerpted from his first graphic novel, Fish Girl. 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.
"This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition David Wiesner & the Art of Wordless Storytelling presented at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art from January 29 through May 14, 2017."
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund.
Kahng, Eik, 1963- editor.
Keiter, Ellen J., editor.
Roeder, Katherine, editor.
Wiesner, David, creator.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, organizer, host institution.
Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund.
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