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Title The art of Alice & Martin Provensen / [essays, speeches, and interview by Alice and Martin Provensen, Karen Provensen Mitche, Leonard S. Marcus and Robert Gottlieb].

Publication Info. Los Angeles, California : Chronicle Chroma, 2021.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  741.642 Provensen,A ART    DUE 10-21-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 30 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The Art of Alice and Martin Provensen' is the first-ever monograph on this beloved midcentury husband-and-wife illustration team. This award-winning pair created more than 40 beloved children's books over the span of seven decades, many of which appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year lists. From early favorites for Golden Books such as The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, 1949, to their Caldecott-winning title The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, 1983, the Provensens' books inspired generations of young readers. Original paintings for their beloved classics such as A Child's Garden of Verses, 1951, The Iliad and the Odyssey, 1959, Myths and Legends, 1960 and many others, are beautifully reproduced and included here. This comprehensive volume showcases hundreds of their well-known illustrations, as well as many never-before-seen paintings, drawings, and exquisite sketchbooks from their travels around the world. An interview with their daughter Karen Provensen Mitchell illuminates their life and career and includes many personal photographs, quotes, speeches, and memorabilia from their archive. An introduction by Leonard S. Marcus, a leading historian in children's literature, underscores the Provensen's importance and influence as illustrators and authors. Additionally, noted publisher and close family friend Robert Gottlieb, provides a personal essay that shares many of his memories with this cherished couple.
Subject Provensen, Alice.
Provensen, Martin.
Illustrated children's books -- United States.
Children's literature -- Illustrations.
Added Author Provensen, Alice, artist.
Provensen, Martin, artist.
Mitche, Karen Provensen, contributor.
Marcus, Leonard S., 1950- contributor.
Gottlieb, Robert, 1931- contributor.
Added Title Art of Alice and Martin Provensen
ISBN 1797209582 hardback
9781797209586 hardback

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