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The art of Eric Carle.

By: Carle, Eric.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Philomel Books, 1996Description: 125 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 039922937X (hardcover); 9780399229374 (hardcover).Subject(s): Carle, Eric -- Themes, motives | Picture books for children -- United States | Carle, Eric Themes, motives | Picture books for children United StatesDDC classification: 741.6/42/092 Other classification: 06.22
Contents:
Autobiography -- It takes the practiced hand / Ann Beneduce -- Eric Carle : an artist for children / Viktor Christen -- Colors that touch the hearts of children / Takeshi Matsumoto -- Where do ideas come from? : speech given at the Library of Congress / by Eric Carle -- How Eric Carle creates his art : a step-by-step photo essay on his collage technique -- The art of Eric Carle : illustrations from picture books, spanning more than 25 years -- Sketches -- List of books.
Summary: Portrait of the children's author/illustrator, includes over sixty full-color illustrations from his books, examples of his student artwork, autobiographical information and photographs, and essays on his life and art by friends, critics, and colleagues.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Autobiography -- It takes the practiced hand / Ann Beneduce -- Eric Carle : an artist for children / Viktor Christen -- Colors that touch the hearts of children / Takeshi Matsumoto -- Where do ideas come from? : speech given at the Library of Congress / by Eric Carle -- How Eric Carle creates his art : a step-by-step photo essay on his collage technique -- The art of Eric Carle : illustrations from picture books, spanning more than 25 years -- Sketches -- List of books.

Portrait of the children's author/illustrator, includes over sixty full-color illustrations from his books, examples of his student artwork, autobiographical information and photographs, and essays on his life and art by friends, critics, and colleagues.

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School Library Journal Review

This highly original collage of words and pictures by and about Eric Carle echoes Carle's artistic style, hailed by one contributor for its "powerful simplicity. . . clear shapes. . . bold colors. . . and the stories that teach without being didactic." Central to the book are Carle's autobiography, a reprint of his 1990 Library of Congress speech, and his art-a photo essay, book illustrations, and an international bibliography. Other voices add shading. A brief introduction, for example, in which Carle's American editor recounts their working relationship, provides critical context. His German editor examines the dramatic elements in Carle's stories. And a Japanese art curator speaks of colors "far beyond any human sense of color." Like Carle's books for children, the inviting page design encourages careful consideration of what he calls his "dabs of color"-the personal and professional influences upon artistic style. The book will engage adolescents and adults already familiar with Carle's work, but it is especially suited to professionals interested in the origins of creativity.-Sue Burgess, Framingham (MA) State College (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Eric Carle is an award-winning, children's picture book author and illustrator whose most recognized work is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book. Carle was born to German parents in 1929 in Syracuse, New York. The family returned to Germany in 1935, moving to a suburb of Stuttgart. Carle disliked high school, quitting at the age of 16 before graduation. He was admitted as the youngest student to the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, an art school. <p> After finishing at the Akademie, he worked as a poster designer for the U.S. Information Center in Germany until 1952, when he moved back to New York City. He was a graphic designer at the New York Times and later worked as an art director at L.W. Frohlich & Co. In 1963, Bill Martin, Jr. saw a poster of a red lobster that Carle had designed and asked him to illustrate Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, thus launching his freelance career. Among his many children's books are Dream Snow, Hello, Red Fox, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, and Pancakes, Pancakes! His title The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. His title Brown Bear Brown Bear What to You See? made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. In 2015 he made The New Zealand Best Seller List with Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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