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WORLD OF QUENTIN BLAKE

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The Quentin Blake Book

Author : Jenny Uglow
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A fascinating, fully illustrated overview of the life and work of one of the world’s best-loved illustrators, Quentin Blake, celebrating more than seventy years of work that has redefined illustration. Familiar to both young and old, Quentin Blake’s entertaining and lively artworks are full of characters that have amused and inspired generations of readers. He is best-known for his collaborations on children’s books, including those written by Michael Rosen, John Yeoman, Russell Hoban, and, most famously, Roald Dahl. An artist for seven decades, Blake’s first drawings were published in Punch when he was just sixteen. He has also illustrated literary classics such as A Christmas Carol, Candide, and Don Quixote, and in the last twenty years, Blake has extended his practice to large-scale works for hospitals, libraries, and public spaces. He has received numerous prizes and awards for his illustration work, including the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the international Bologna Ragazzi Award. In 1999, he was appointed the United Kingdom’s first-ever Children’s Laureate; he has won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the highest international recognition given to creators of children’s books; and he has been awarded a knighthood for “services to illustration.” A unique celebration of the illustrator’s art to date, this beautiful collection guides the reader through Blake’s extraordinary body of work. Seventy years of the artist’s drawings and illustrations of enormous diversity are represented—including recent unpublished work—alongside text by distinguished writer and illustration specialist Jenny Uglow, with commentary by Blake himself. An insightful overview, profusely illustrated with images specially selected in consultation with the artist, The Quentin Blake Book commemorates his life’s work and showcases the wide- ranging and personal nature of his art.

Quentin Blake s Magical Tales

Author : John Yeoman
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A wonderful collection of more than a dozen little-known tales of magical fun from all over the globe. A beautifully illustrated edition of a classic compendium of tales from around the world. Escape to a faraway mystical world where anything can happen: where a boy can find a belt that gives him amazing strength, where a frog can be a beautiful princess in disguise, and where princes can fly on magic carpets. Retold in wonderful detail by long-time Quentin Blake collaborator John Yeoman, these stories sparkle with enchantment, adventure, and a beautifully imagined mix of the familiar and unfamiliar. Stories Include: The Blue Belt, Half-Man-Half-Lame-Horse, The Crystal Ship, The Five Strange Brothers, The Magic Handkerchief, The Pumpkin Tree, The Magic Cakes, The Frog Skin, The Three Old Crones, Prince Baki and the White Doe, The Old Man and the Jinni, The Poor Girl and Her Cow.

100 Figures

Author : Quentin Blake
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Quentin Blake's illustrations are instantly recognisable to millions of people around the world. A new exhibition to be held at London's House of Illustration will explore an unusual aspect of Blake's work, however, exhibiting for the first time 100 examples of his works of art. 100 Figures, will feature all of the 100 exhibited works - ranging from large-scale oil paintings to drawings and prints, created between the 1950s and today. Works included date back to his post-grad years in the 1950s when he struggled to make a living as an illustrator and took life-drawing classes at Chelsea School of Art. It was here that he first engaged with the human figure, but soon, having observed how the human body behaves, he found he was able to draw it from memory in any pose, working from his vivid imagination. 100 Figures will also offer the chance to catch a rare glimpse of early oil paintings by Blake - some painted on hardboard since he was unable to afford canvases at that time and painted using commercial house-painters' brushes. 00Exhibition: House of Illustration, London, UK (05.10.2018 - 27.01.2019).

Quentin Blake In the Theatre of the Imagination

Author : Ghislaine Kenyon
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Quentin Blake is one of the foremost illustrators of the twentieth century. Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Roald Dahl on books such as The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits and Matilda, he is cherished by young and old alike, throughout the world. Yet his work has not attained 'fine art' status. Should it be considered so? How does Blake's background in education inform his work? And what is the interrelation between the work he makes and the life that he leads? Distinguished curator Ghislaine Kenyon has spent a great deal of time with Blake during the last decade and a half and in Quentin Blake In the Theatre of the Imagination she provides a profound insight into an extraordinary man and a truly remarkable body of work. Kenyon has known Quentin Blake since 1998, and worked with him on staging a jointly curated exhibition 'Tell Me A Picture' in the year of Blake's tenure as Children's Laureate (1999-2000). She followed Blake during the years in which he continued to work 'off the page' producing work for hospitals in Angers and Paris and staging major exhibitions around the world, collaborating with him both in an administrative and curatorial capacity. But what Kenyon has observed, during a number of years of working alongside him, and sharing a friendship, is that Blake's work is necessarily intertwined with his life. His life informs his wonderful illustrations and his artwork in turn informs his life - a life which is extremely private, mysterious and full of complexities and ambiguities. Kenyon and Blake share a background in teaching, and this interest informs Blake's connection to what educationists call 'learning and teaching' but which could also be termed simply education. A shared enthusiasm for education brought Kenyon and Blake together and informs the projects both the artist and curator now work on, aiming to reach children and adults in new ways and provide new experiences. With exceptional insight into Blake's oeuvre and his life, Ghislaine Kenyon has produced not merely a biography, but a critical view of the artist's work. Quentin Blake: In the Theatre of the Imagination is a fitting tribute to Quentin Blake's journey and his great legacy - the delightful illustrations to over 300 books, several written by him, paintings, prints and sculptures - and the contribution he has made to art education and the lives of so many different people.

Quentin Blake

Author : Chris Powling
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Now available in paperback with a fabulous new cover, Tell Me About Quentin Blake is part of the popular series that tells the life stories of eminent individuals in simple language and with superb array of photographs. Quentin Blake is undoubtedly a huge figure in children's literature and one whom inspires much loyalty and love. He is a huge favourite who is also one of the few illustrators that inspire children to spend their own pocket money! The mixture of text and photographs hits the perfect note for interested children telling about Quentin's own childhood and what inspired him to become an illustrator of children's books.

The Weed

Author : Quentin Blake
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The world was becoming hard and dry, old and tired and difficult to live in... After the Meadowsweet family suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves at the bottom of a giant crack in the earth, they must trust in their mynah bird, Octavia, and a special seed to help them get back up to the surface.

Billy and the Minpins illustrated by Quentin Blake

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'But...but...who are you?' Little Billy asked. 'We are the Minpins,' the tiny man said, 'and we own this wood'. Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that's exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER. Will it gobble Billy too - or can he find a way to defeat the hungry beast?

Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered

Author : Quentin Blake
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This write-right-in-it book of tips, techniques, and shameless cheerleading for every want-to-be artist is like a sketchbook with training wheels. Pages of scribble-starters and what-to-draw ideas created by beloved artist Sir Quentin Blake (himself a master scribbler), create a funny, ridiculously-encouraging kids’ drawing book that proves that you can laugh and draw at the same time. Comes with: 106 page book, sketch pen, 2 watercolor pencils.

Three Little Monkeys on Holiday

Author : Quentin Blake
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A remarkable collaboration - that brings together giants of the picture book world - to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future. Beep! Beep! The three little monkeys are back in an irresistible new story! Hilda Snibbs is taking her three mischievous monkeys to visit her mother in the country. But what is supposed to be a calm and peaceful holiday is soon filled with chaos and hilarious havoc! Quentin Blake's delightfully funny story is brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful mixed-media illustration in this landmark follow up to Three Little Monkeys.