Jake makes a world : Jacob Lawrence, a young artist in Harlem

by Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary
Jacob Lawrence Makes a World follows the creative adventures of the young artist as he finds inspiration in the vibrant colours and characters of his community in Harlem. From his mother's apartment, where he is surrounded by brightly coloured walls with intricate patterns, to the streets full of familiar and not-so-familiar faces, sounds, rhythms and smells, to the art studio where he goes each day after school to transform his everyday world on an epic scale, Jacob takes readers on an enchanting journey through the bustling sights and sounds of his neighborhood. This vividly illustrated book about the artist Jacob Lawrence (1917- 2000) and his childhood in New York during the Harlem Renaissance is full of colourful street scenes that evoke the rich African-American culture and community captured by Lawrence in his landmark Migration series.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* One of the most important artists of the twentieth century, African American painter Jacob Lawrence found early inspiration in the rhythms, shapes, scenes, and Matisse-like colors of Harlem, the setting for this vivid glimpse of his early adolescent life. While Lawrence makes things with his hands in an after-school program at the Utopia Children's House in Harlem, readers are treated with glimpses of his 1930s neighborhood: street vendors hawking wares, men playing chess and checkers, mothers hurrying to work, and more. Lawrence called his art style dynamic cubism, and, working in the same style, illustrator Myers has captured the vibrant energy, bold hues, and expressionist shapes of Lawrence's work. Rhodes-Pitts, meanwhile, contributes colorful, energetic text, writing in the opening double-page spread, In the morning, Jake watches the sun wake up. He makes a big stretch, and the sun stretches, too. This artful examination of an artist's early inspirations includes a brief biography of Lawrence and reproductions of panels from his celebrated Migration Series. In a poignant touch, the book produced in conjunction with Lawrence's exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the memory of the illustrator's late father, the beloved author Walter Dean Myers. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: When an acclaimed author-illustrator team collaborate on a subject who is getting his due at a major museum, you are going to see heightened awareness and interest.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Lawrence, Jacob, -- 1917-2000 -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction.
Lawrence, Jacob, -- 1917-2000 -- Themes, motives -- Juvenile fiction.
Lawrence, Jacob, -- 1917-2000 -- Fiction.
African Americans in art -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- In art -- Juvenile fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Works.
Contributors Myers, Christopher, illustrator.
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000. Works.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
ISBN 9780870709654
0870709658
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