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Title: Weaving Words and Pictures: Allen Say and the Art of Illustration
Author: Desai, Christina M.
Subject(s): Say, Allen, 1937-; Illustration; Picture books; Visual literacy; Book design
Abstract: Text and illustration in children’s literature can interact in many ways, sometimes complementing, sometimes contradicting each other. Picture books for children now receive considerable critical attention, yet the illustrations are seldom analyzed as seriously as the text. This article explores the dynamics between words and pictures in three fiction works: The Boy of the Three-Year Nap, by Dianne Synder, El Chino, and Emma’s Rug, both by Allen Say. Say brings varied artistic techniques, such as visual metaphor, cartoon elements, and irony, as well as a multicultural perspective, to the development of character and meaning.
Date: 2004-09
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Citation: Desai, C. M. (2004). Weaving Words and Pictures: Allen Say and the Art of Illustration. The Lion and the Unicorn 28(3), 408-428.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11661
ISSN: 0147-2593

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