• Play Pen: New Children's Book Illustration See large image

    Play Pen: New Children's Book Illustration (Paperback) By (author) Martin Salisbury


    Sorry we can't get this title, the button below links through to AbeBooks who may have this title (opens in new window).

    Try AbeBooks | Add to wishlist

    DescriptionOnce dismissed as a cosy world of teddy bears and fairies, the arrival on the scene of numerous highly original, contemporary and cool graphic artists has transformed perceptions of childrens book illustration in recent years. Children now grow up with a more informed and sophisticated visual diet with cartoons, animated movies, comics, TV and computer games - consuming a vast range of stylistic approaches, and illustrated books have moved to match the demands of a more discerning market. Equally, artists who in the past may not have considered the childrens picturebook as an appropriate vehicle for artistic expression are increasingly drawn to the area. This book showcases some of the most interesting work emerging within the genre from a range of cultural backgrounds. It examines trends in use of media both digital and traditional and discusses the variety of approaches to subject matter.

Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Play Pen

    Play Pen
    New Children's Book Illustration
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Salisbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 239 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9781856695244
    ISBN 10: 1856695247

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BIC subject category V2: AKLB
    Libri: I-AT
    LC classification: NC
    Abridged Dewey: 741
    BISAC V2.8: DES007040
    DC22: 741.642
    Thema V1.0: AKLB
    Illustrations note
    250 colour illustrations
    Laurence King Publishing
    Imprint name
    Laurence King Publishing
    Publication date
    15 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Martin Salisbury is a lecturer in illustration and a freelance illustrator. He designed and leads the UK's first Masters program in children's book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. He is the author of Illustrating Children's Books (Quarto/A&C Black), a practical guide to illustration.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Chapter 1: Picturebooks/Board Books; Chapter 2: Alphabets, Wordplay, and Novelty; Chapter 3: Older Children; Chapter 4: Non-Fiction; Artists featured in this book include; Brian Biggs (USA); Taro Miura (Japan); Marina Sagona (Italy); Marc Boutavant (France); Gunter Mattei (Austria); Noemi Villamuza (Spain); Ko Kyung Sook (Korea); Alexis Deacon (UK); Elena Odriozola (Spain); Paula Metcalf (UK); Lisa Evans (UK); Maurizio Quarello (Italy); Harriet Russell (UK); Toby Morison (UK); Meng Chia Lai (Taiwan); Sara Fanelli (Italy); J.otto Seibold (USA); Kristin Roskifte (Norway); Oyvind Torseter (Norway); Stian Hole (Norway); Jason Ford (UK); Ragnar Aalbu (Norway); Isabel Vandenbeele (Belgium); Peter Gaudesaboos (Belgium); Kveta Pacovska (Czech Republic); David Merveille (France); Geoff Waring (UK); Shaun Tan (Australia); Jeff Fisher (Australia); Istvan Schritter (Argentina); Margarita Sada (Mexico); Morteza Zahedi (Iran); Martin Jarrie (France); David Hughes (UK); Neal Layton (UK); Serge Bloch (France).