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Maxfield Parrish: A Treasury of Art and Children's Literature
The foremost authority on the life and work of Maxfield Parrish, one of America's best-loved artists, has compiled a collection of 30 classic stories and rhymes--from Old King Cole to Wynken, Blyken, and Nod--each accompanied by a piece of art from Parrish's work as a children's book illustrator, as well as from his work in magazines and advertising. Full color.
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Atheneum Books
(first published 1995)
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Now to begin, I adore Maxfield Parrish. I know the art intelligentsia will say I'm common. They'll place him in the same pigeon hole as Norman Rockwell, who by the way I cannot stand. Just because he doesn't fling paint at a canvas, or draw sqiggly line, or make screen prints of soup cans. F-'em. Anyway, This book is just lovely as an object in itself, not just as something to read. It is something to look at. My wife bought it for me and I used to read the nursery rhymes and stories to my kids. ...more