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The Resource Dr. Seuss, the cat behind the hat, written by Caroline M. Smith ; images compiled and edited by William W. Dreyer, Michael Reagan, Robert Chase Jr

Dr. Seuss, the cat behind the hat, written by Caroline M. Smith ; images compiled and edited by William W. Dreyer, Michael Reagan, Robert Chase Jr

Label
Dr. Seuss, the cat behind the hat
Title
Dr. Seuss, the cat behind the hat
Statement of responsibility
written by Caroline M. Smith ; images compiled and edited by William W. Dreyer, Michael Reagan, Robert Chase Jr
Title variation
  • Doctor Seuss, the cat behind the hat
  • Cat behind the hat
  • Art of Dr. Seuss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Ted Geisel created a body of previously little-known work during his leisure hours that he called his 'Midnight Paintings,' and which is now known as 'The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss.' This irrepressible and soulful collection redefines Ted Geisel as an iconic American artist. For sixty years, his 'Secret Art' allowed Geisel to expand his artistic boundaries without the confines and pressures of commercial deadlines and influences. These paintings afforded the peaceful distraction that he craved, and through this work, the tenets of surrealism--surprise and juxtaposition--energized his sensibilities. This volume exuberantly juxtaposes Geisel's 'Midnight Paintings' with his best-loved children's books because this was how Dr. Seuss constructed his creative life--his days devoted to literature for children, his nights to letting his mind and palette wander to even stranger shores. Inevitably, Geisel created images in his private artworks that would find their way into his literary projects. Though he fiercely protected his 'Secret Art' from criticism during his lifetime, his intention all along was for these works to be seen when he was gone."--from publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dr. Seuss, the cat behind the hat, written by Caroline M. Smith ; images compiled and edited by William W. Dreyer, Michael Reagan, Robert Chase Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published as Secrets of the deep". --T.p. verso
  • Includes indexes
Control code
ocn802295033
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st rev. ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9781449432607
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)802295033
Label
Dr. Seuss, the cat behind the hat, written by Caroline M. Smith ; images compiled and edited by William W. Dreyer, Michael Reagan, Robert Chase Jr
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published as Secrets of the deep". --T.p. verso
  • Includes indexes
Control code
ocn802295033
Dimensions
32 cm.
Edition
1st rev. ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9781449432607
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)802295033

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