Cats, dogs, men, women, ninnies, & clowns : the lost art of William Steig

by Steig, Jeanne.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 741.5 STE
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  741.5 STE
 
 
Summary
Children, octogenarians, and everyone in between know the work of William Steig, the beloved cartoonist and award-winning children's book author whose work graced the covers and pages of the New Yorker for more than 70 years. In Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns: The Lost Art of William Steig, Jeanne Steig uncovers more than 450 never-before-published cartoons by her husband and provides personal insight and anecdotes about his work and her relationship with Bill, shedding new light on this celebrated genius.Praise for Cats, Dogs, Men,Women, Ninnies & Clowns: "A treasure trove of hundreds of previously unpublished illustrations by children's book icon Steig, this compendium is organized thematically (people, dogs, "odd ducks," etc.); the late Steig's wife, Jeanne, introduces each section with delightful, insightful anecdotes. "He used to refer to us fondly as 'a couple of cats,' or perhaps more romantically as 'two rolls on a plate,' " she writes. Of course, the best sense of the man behind Shrek!, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and other favorites is gained from the strange, free, and wholly original artwork that fill the pages with caricatured portraits, animals a'courting, drunken clowns, knife fights, and creatures impossible to name. Taken as a whole, the glorious lunacy is testimony to a true iconoclast."-- Publishers Weekly, starred review"What a splendid gift it would be if the works tearing up the best-seller lists weren't that of a Stieg Larsson, but a Steig, William." --New York Times The Moment blog "Pure pleasure from cover to cover" --Booklist "The book details a great character, and does so with a remarkable charm. Highly recommended for all interested in comic history and everyone who likes to look on the lighter side of life." --Complex.com
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Over the course of more than seven decades, the New Yorker published 1,600 cartoons and drawings, including 117 covers, by William Steig (1907-2003), the son of Polish Jewish immigrants. Steig also produced more than 50 books for children, winning the Caldecott Medal and creating the character Shrek. And still his wife, Jeanne, herself a children's author (Fleas!, 2008), was able to select 450 previously unpublished works to create this delectable volume of superb reproductions that capture every curlicued line and nuanced watercolor wash. Steig's psychologically acute, timeless, spirited, inventive, and provocative drawings, seeded by his love for Picasso and suggesting Chagall, express shades of adoration and rage, pride and preening, mischief and melancholy. Cartoonist Roz Chast provides a warm and knowledgeable introduction, praising unconventional Steig's decorative and loopy and loose drawing style and subtle humor. Jeanne gracefully shares sweetly funny and telling memories. Steig, she writes, was considered terrific company but preferred solitude. An entirely intuitive artist, he got the giggles watching ballet, loved the blues and Beethoven, and often said, Art is the only life. Pure pleasure from cover to cover.--Seaman, Donna Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A treasure trove of hundreds of previously unpublished illustrations by children's book icon Steig, this compendium is organized thematically (people, dogs, "odd ducks," etc.); the late Steig's wife, Jeanne, introduces each section with delightful, insightful anecdotes. "He used to refer to us fondly as 'a couple of cats,' or perhaps more romantically as 'two rolls on a plate,' " she writes. Of course, the best sense of the man behind Shrek!, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and other favorites is gained from the strange, free, and wholly original artwork that fill the pages with caricatured portraits, animals a'courting, drunken clowns, knife fights, and creatures impossible to name. Taken as a whole, the glorious lunacy is testimony to a true iconoclast. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Steig, William, -- 1907-2003 -- Themes, motives.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Publisher New York, NY :Abrams ComicArts,2011
Other Titles Lost art of William Steig
Contributors Steig, William, 1907-2003.
Language English
Description 351 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780810995772 (alk. paper) :
0810995778 (alk. paper)
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