The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

Book - 1995
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Random House, Inc.
These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings, the paintings use a dazzling rainbow of hues not seen in the primary-color palette of his books for children, and exhibit a sophisticated and often quite unrestrained side of the artist. 65 color illustrations.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of private works by the late Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, encompasses the highly creative and often whimsical paintings that he created for his own pleasure, as provided by his wife Audrey. 40,000 first printing.

Book News
Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), the author who revolutionized children's books, painted late at night for fun. This collection of his paintings, with a personal note by his wife and a brief introduction by Maurice Sendak, reveals some facets of his artistry unseen in his books, although the signature zany characters still figure prominently. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
If you've ever read Oh, the Places You'll Go!, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, or any of the dozens of books written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel, you may think you're familiar with the work of the man who delighted millions as "Dr. Seuss." But the wildly imaginative creations collected in these pages show a previously unseen dimension of Geisel's art. These fabulous and whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never before shown to the public, will enchant and amaze you.
These fantastical images have the inimitable style of Geisel's alter ego Dr. Seuss, frequently depicting outlandish creatures in otherworldly settings. The puckish Seuss humor is in evidence, as well as the insight that often gave his stories deeper meaning. But these paintings break new ground, using a dazzling rainbow of hues not seen in the primary-color palette of Geisel's books for children. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss exhibits a sophisticated, technically accomplished, and often quite unrestrained side of Geisel's talent. As his widow, Audrey Geisel, writes in her eloquent note to the collection: "I remember telling Ted that there would come a day when many of his paintings would be seen and he would thus share with his fans another facet of himself - his private self. That day has come."

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& Taylor

A collection of private works by the late Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, encompasses the highly creative and often whimsical paintings that he created for his own pleasure

Publisher: New York : Random House, 1995
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679434481
0679434488
Branch Call Number: 759.13 Ge 1995
Characteristics: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

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mmcbeth29
Oct 06, 2014

This book is full of art by Dr. Seuss that you never saw in any of his books. There is a reason for this. Many of these pictures are PG-13 and not suitable for children's books. There are several cartoon nudes along with other strange wonders. If you are considering buying this to share with your children, I would reconsider. This art is for teens and adults who would like to appreciate another side to Dr. Seuss. There is no doubt that this art is creative and colorful and not a common style. I enjoyed looking at this other art as I have a high appreciation for art of all types. And it is also interesting to see Dr. Seuss' quirky style and sense of humor. He most definitely did not look at the world with the same lens as the rest of the world. This book is also a little thin at 94 pages. I would have liked to see so much more from this amazing man who changed the world of children's literature.

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Albertasaurus
Feb 03, 2012

Mostly Dr Seuss material - not so secret

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Oct 06, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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mmcbeth29
Oct 06, 2014

Sexual Content: Nude paintings

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