The Art of Winnie-The-Pooh
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The Art of Winnie-The-Pooh : How E. H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon

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Foreword by Minette Shepard

The enchanting story of how illustrator, E.H. Shepard, created the classic illustrations for some of the most beloved characters in English children's literature--Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin, and more--and the remarkable partnership between the writer, A.A. Milne, and the illustrator that brought them to life, told for the first time in this beautiful volume illustrated with more than 125 full-color images from the Pooh series, never-before-seen sketches, artwork, family photographs, and memorabilia.

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends have enthralled generations of children and have become some of the world's most beloved characters.

But before their adventures were captured in many millions of books published in nearly fifty languages, they started life in the 1920s as the product of a unique collaboration between author A. A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard. They wove images and text together in a way that was utterly original for the time. It was a process that Shepard relished; he continued to create artwork for new editions until his death in 1976 at the age of ninety-six.

This lovingly designed, full-color volume, which includes a foreword from Shepard's granddaughter, tells the story behind this remarkable partnership, and traces the evolution of Shepard's work, from his first tentative sketches to the illustrations we know and love, including the characters' later incarnations by the artists at Walt Disney Studios.

A stunning and rare collection, filled with some never-before-published sketches and the first illustration of Pooh, The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh is a treasure trove of early art and an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the creation of Pooh bear and Hundred Acre Wood--direct from the artist's estate--that is sure to become a cherished keepsake for devoted fans and readers who grew up with these timeless characters.
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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 198 x 239 x 20mm | 726g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062795554
  • 9780062795557
  • 490,096

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"Together, Milne and Shepard created a timeless world with stories and images as resonant today as they ever were, and loved by children of all ages from generation to generation."

The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh is an enchanting story of some of the most beloved characters in children's literature, and the remarkable partnership between writer A. A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard that brought these classic characters to life. This stunning and rare collection traces the evolution of Shepard's work from his first tentative sketches of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends. With more than 125 full-color images from the original Pooh book series, never-before-seen sketches, artwork, family photographs, and memorabilia, plus a framable art print, this book is sure to become a cherished keepsake for devoted fans of all ages.
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"An effective overview of Shepard's life and career, including sketches from periods throughout his life... Campbell's book, in its understated way, makes a case for Shepard as one of the greatest children's illustrators of all time."--Portland Mercury
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