Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations
"These sketches, illos, and paintings from the Peter Rabbit author add a rich new dimension to her legacy." --Entertainment Weekly "Families fond of the delicate watercolors and droll English country stories of Beatrix Potter will find much to enchant in The Art of Beatrix Potter, an elegant assortment of her sketches, paintings and illustrations. Among the delights: Potter's sketch in watercolor of the dramatic swoop of the Newlands Valley, the same parti-colored landscape that little Lucie trots through in The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle." --The Wall Street Journal "Emily Zach's book The Art of Beatrix Potter shows the beloved children's author was far more than a tweedy Victorian, wandering the meadows. She was an artist of astonishing range." --The Seattle Times "Cozy up with Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck in The Art of Beatrix Potter. This new collection, focusing on more than 200 of the British author and brilliant naturalist's watercolors and sketches, is an enchanting tour through the nooks and crannies Potter plumbed for her tales. Which, yes, you'll want to read all over again." --O, The Oprah Magazine
Emily Zach is an author, editor, and image researcher specialising in art history, modern and contemporary art, illustration, design, and pop culture. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Steven Heller is the cochair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design: Designer As Author + Entrepreneur program. He is author or editor for over 170 books on design and illustration and the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award recipient for 'Design Mind.' He lives in New York City. Linda Lear is an environmental historian and the prize-winning biographer of Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, which won the Lakeland Book of the Year award. She is the author of many articles and essays on Beatrix Potter's life and work and a member of the Beatrix Potter Society. Based in Maryland, Lear serves as Senior Fellow at the Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives at Connecticut College. Eleanor Taylor is a Scottish illustrator and painter living in London. She has illustrated many books for children and since 2010 has had the extraordinary fortune to follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps through her work with Emma Thompson on The Further Tales and Other Adventures of Peter Rabbit series for Frederick Warne Publishers.