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The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh: How E. H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon

James Campbell


9781910552773

MICHAEL OMARA BOOKS


Art & Architecture;
Illustration


Hardback

160 pages

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ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— It is impossible to separate the prose of A A Milne from the illustrations of E H Shepard. This collaboration helped to redefine how children books were to be presented, where word and image are inextricably linked. Both men came from similar backgrounds, both were officers in the Great War, both worked for Punch and were family men. We discover that Pooh was based on Shepard’s son’s bear, Growler and The Hundred Acre based on Ashdown Forest in Surrey. Using photos, sketches and an array of archive material this book is a true delight. Greg Waldron

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Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood are some of the world's most beloved characters in children's literature. But before they appeared in many millions of books and in nearly fifty languages, they started life in the 1920s as the product of a unique collaboration between A. A. Milne and E. H Shepard; author and illustrator wove images and text together in a way that was utterly original for the time. For Shepard, it was a process that he relished, creating artwork for new editions right up until his death in 1976 at the age of ninety-six.

In this beautifully presented, full-colour volume, readers will not only discover the story behind this remarkable partnership, but also follow the evolution of Shepard's work, from those first tentative sketches through to the illustrations we know and love, and even on to the characters' later incarnations at Disney.

By:   James Campbell
Imprint:   MICHAEL OMARA BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 20mm
ISBN:   9781910552773
ISBN 10:   1910552771
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Campbell has worked for a number of sustainability and environmental organisations for over twenty years. He is married to E. H. Shepard's great-granddaughter and has had responsibility for the oversight of E. H. Shepard's artistic and literary estate since 2010. He currently lives in Oxford.

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