Beyond the Page
Written by Quentin Blake
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Both a memoir and a treasury, this is the perfect book for adults this Christmas, particularly those who have an interest in children’s illustration and those who have or are still sharing Quentin Blake picture books with children or grandchildren.
Best-selling illustrator Quentin Blake has delighted young and old for over fifty years with his wonderful picture books such as Mr Magnolia and his iconic illustrations for Roald Dahl’s classic titles including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and numerous others. In this stunning book packed full of illustrations of all kinds, Blake tells of the amazing pictures he has created in all sorts of other places – especially the walls of hospitals including his joyous and life-affirming pictures for the Rosie Maternity hospital - and galleries as well as his myriad greetings cards. Blake captures the excitement at these opportunities and describes how the technical challenges are overcome. A book to savour for its beauty as well as an invaluable insight into the world of an iconic illustrator.
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Beyond the Page by Quentin Blake
The author, creator of iconic characters for amongst others Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen, and Roald Dahl. In this title, he writes about his projects and describes his working processes, his collaborators, his travels, and his various projects and commissions.
Quentin Blake is one of the best-known illustrators in the world having created brilliant and iconic characters including those for many Roald Dahl creations as well as his own picture book characters (Mister Magnolia to name just one). Beyond the Page is a stunning, richly illustrated first-hand account of his work.
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Generously illustrated with 240 full-colour reproductions of his inimitable work, this is an unsurpassed collection of Quentin Blake's achievements, which together with his fascinating story make it a must for aficionados and professionals alike.
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15th November 2012
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