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Beyond the Page

Beyond the Page

by Quentin Blake
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/12/2013
RRP  $35.00 $32.35
Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved illustrators in the world, creating brilliant and iconic characters for, amongst others, Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen, and most famously Roald Dahl. He has won numerous awards over the years, including the whitbread Award, the Kate greenaway Medal,and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. In 1999 he was appointed the first ever Children's Laureate, in 2005 was created CBE and knighted in 2012. In Beyond the Page Blake writes about his projects since 2000, vividly describing his working processes, his collaborators, his travels, and his various projects and commissions, including his 'illustrated walls' projects for hospitals in the UK and France. Generously illustrated with 320 full-colour reproductions of his work, this is an unsurpassed collection of Quentin Blake's achievements, which, together with his fascinating story, make it a must for aficionados and professionals alike.
ISBN:
9781849761505
9781849761505
Category:
Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-12-2013
Publisher:
Tate Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
276x233x21mm
Weight:
1.38kg
Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake was born in Sidcup on the outskirts of London in 1932. He had his first drawing published in the magazine Punch exactly sixty years ago, and he has been drawing ever since. He took a degree in English Literature at Cambridge before going on to life classes at Chelsea School of Art.

He taught at the Royal College of Art for twenty years and for several years was head of the Illustration Department. He has written and illustrated books of his own, and has collaborated with writers such as Michael Rosen, Russell Hoban and John Yeoman. He is probably best known for his having illustrated all the books for children by Roald Dahl.

He has also illustrated classic works such as A Christmas Carol, Don Quixote, and Candide.He has also produced many pictures for hospitals and other public spaces. In 2013 he was knighted for his services to illustrators, and in 2014 appointed a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. He lives in London and Hastings.

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