The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook: An Artist's Notebook Shaun Tan

The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook: An Artist's Notebook

Author: Shaun Tan
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Book Title
The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook: An Artist's Notebook
Author
Shaun Tan
ISBN
9780545465137
"I'm often wary of using the word 'inspiration' to introduce my work -- it sounds too much like a sun shower from the heavens, absorbed by a passive individual enjoying an especially receptive moment. While that may be the case on rare occasions, the reality is usually far more prosaic. Staring at a blank piece of paper, I can't think of anything original. I feel utterly uninspired and unreceptive. It's the familiar malaise of 'artist's block' and in such circumstances there is only one thing to do: just start drawing." -- Shaun Tan And when Shaun Tan starts drawing, the results are stunning. In The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook, we find a window into the creative process: the stops and starts, the ideas that never took off, and the ones that grew into something much bigger. Fans of The Arrival will recognize the quirky, surreal sensibility that is so distinctly Shaun Tan in this stunning collection, and gain insight into how his many gorgeous books were made.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Shaun TanPublisher: Arthur A. Levine BooksPublished: 02/01/2013ISBN: 9780545465137Pages: 128Weight: 1.05lbsSize: 8.38h x 6.46w x 0.65dAward: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - RecommendedReview Citations: Booklist 11/01/2012 pg. 63Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2012Publishers Weekly 12/10/2012Shelf Awareness 02/01/2013School Library Journal 03/01/2013 pg. 182Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2013 - Recommended - ReadableHornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2013 pg. 178 - Recommended, Satisfactory
"I'm often wary of using the word 'inspiration' to introduce my work -- it sounds too much like a sun shower from the heavens, absorbed by a passive individual enjoying an especially receptive moment. While that may be the case on rare occasions, the reality is usually far more prosaic. Staring at a blank piece of paper, I can't think of anything original. I feel utterly uninspired and unreceptive. It's the familiar malaise of 'artist's block' and in such circumstances there is only one thing to do: just start drawing." -- Shaun Tan

And when Shaun Tan starts drawing, the results are stunning. In The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook, we find a window into the creative process: the stops and starts, the ideas that never took off, and the ones that grew into something much bigger. Fans of The Arrival will recognize the quirky, surreal sensibility that is so distinctly Shaun Tan in this stunning collection, and gain insight into how his many gorgeous books were made.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Published: 02/01/2013
ISBN: 9780545465137
Pages: 128
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.38h x 6.46w x 0.65d
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended

Review Citations: Booklist 11/01/2012 pg. 63
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2012
Publishers Weekly 12/10/2012
Shelf Awareness 02/01/2013
School Library Journal 03/01/2013 pg. 182
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2013 - Recommended - Readable
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2013 pg. 178 - Recommended, Satisfactory
"I'm often wary of using the word 'inspiration' to introduce my work -- it sounds too much like a sun shower from the heavens, absorbed by a passive individual enjoying an especially receptive moment. While that may be the case on rare occasions, the reality is usually far more prosaic. Staring at a blank piece of paper, I can't think of anything original. I feel utterly uninspired and unreceptive. It's the familiar malaise of 'artist's block' and in such circumstances there is only one thing to do: just start drawing." -- Shaun Tan

And when Shaun Tan starts drawing, the results are stunning. In The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook, we find a window into the creative process: the stops and starts, the ideas that never took off, and the ones that grew into something much bigger. Fans of The Arrival will recognize the quirky, surreal sensibility that is so distinctly Shaun Tan in this stunning collection, and gain insight into how his many gorgeous books were made.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Published: 02/01/2013
ISBN: 9780545465137
Pages: 128
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.38h x 6.46w x 0.65d
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended

Review Citations: Booklist 11/01/2012 pg. 63
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2012
Publishers Weekly 12/10/2012
Shelf Awareness 02/01/2013
School Library Journal 03/01/2013 pg. 182
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2013 - Recommended - Readable
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2013 pg. 178 - Recommended, Satisfactory