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The Art of William Steig
by Claudia J. Nahson, Maurice Sendak , Robert Cottingham , Edward Sorel , Jeanne Steig , Maggie Steig
Known for his brilliant cartoons and award-winning children’s books, William Steig (1907–2003) leaves a legacy that spans much of the twentieth century. This lavishly illustrated book features over 280 of Steig’s drawings, many of them previously unpublished, and examines every aspect of his work, from the “Small Fry” cartoons—his earliest submissions to the New Yorker— an ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Yale University Press
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The exhibit was to die for if you are a fan of Steig. I felt like I was in the presence of true, guileless genius. The book is a wonderful accompaniment, with chapters written by his family, friends, and critics. The chapters are surprisingly well-written and revelatory. It is thoroughly and richly illustrated. I learned so much and was affirmed in my theories of his artistic inspirations and literary influences.
Apr 26, 2010 Kim rated it it was amazing
I knew very little about Bill Steig, but now I feel as though I knew him, and even better, loved him. He had a zest for life that his art reflected honestly. I respect and admire someone who's life is transparent on multiple levels, who does not compromise, and who embraces everything with joy. Makes me love his artwork even more, if that's at all possible.