Exhibition Catalogs

David Wiesner & the Art of Storytelling
Wiesner, David
The first publication to show the creative process of David Wiesner, one of the world's most acclaimed children's book illustrators
A master of storytelling through pictures and three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, David Wiesner (b. 1956) is one of the most highly acclaimed book illustrators in the world. This handsome volume is the first to examine his creative process and his many sources of inspiration. The book features dozens of lavish color plates, from early work to the exquisitely wrought watercolors that are the basis of his best-known books, along with pages excerpted from his forthcoming first graphic novel, Fish Girl. Also included are works by some of the artists most influential to Wiesner, including Marvel comic book legends, Surrealist and avant-garde masters, and mid-20th-century graphic artists. While illustration has often been marginalized in the world of fine art, the vibrant interplay among paintings, prints, comic books, graphic novels, iconic 20th-century films, and cartoons in Wiesner's art gives evidence to the complexity of the American tradition of picture book illustration.
Item No. 9780300226010
$35.00
Allen Say: A Sense of Place

Exhibition catalog for Allen Say: A Sense of Place, July 3, 2007 - October 28, 2007

By Samuel C. Morse
Illustrated by Allen Say

Allen Say: Between Two Cultures by Samuel C.Morse, Guest Curator
Catalog design by Rita Marshall
21 illustrations, Paper, 32 pages
1,000 copies, First Edition

From Acknowledgments by H. Nichols B. Clark: "To honor Allen Say's 70th birthday, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has organized a major retrospective of his career. His illustrations for books comprise the bulk of the exhibition, but it also contains examples of his commercial photography and oil painting to underscore the full measure of his creative talent, as well as a unifying aesthetic."

Item No. 1592880169
$13.95
Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey

From the exhibition Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, June 19, 2016 - October 23, 2016.


40 pages, full color. Includes essay "McCloskey's Way" by Guest Curator, Leonard S. Marcus and "Robert McCloskey and 'What If?'" by Chief Curator Emeritus, H. Nichols B. Clark.

Item No. 9781592880362
$16.95
Beatrix Potter in America
Robinson

From the exhibition Beatrix Potter in America

Features essay "Rabbits and Roots" by Lolly Robinson.
15 Illustrations and Photographs, Paper, 16 pages.

From "Acknowledgements" by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art had barely opened its doors when the Beatrix Potter Society invited us to host their Twenty-fifth Anniversary meeting. We were delighted and not a little honored by this overture. In conjunction with the conference, we proposed organizing a small exhibition of works by Potter, and the Society enthusiastically embraced this idea."

Item No. 9781592889990
$3.95
Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle Exhibition Catalog

By Grace Glueck and The Eric Carle Museum

Exhibition catalog with essay by Grace Glueck. 72 pages, color. Includes an exclusive DVD documentary,Beyond Books. This DVD documentary, available only through the catalog, provides a revealing look at Eric Carle, his influences, and his process as an artist deeply committed to exploration and craft. Set in his Massachusetts Studio, the film is an extended and personal conversation with Carle, an artist renowned for his picture books, about the often times whimsical independent art that he has been creating for himself, his family, and his friends for more than 60 years. Viewers will learn about his training as a graphic artist and get a personal tour of his studio to see specific works, including abstract tissue paper collage, costume design, and glass sculpture. A perfect companion to the catalog of the same name, this film is a must-see for anyone seeking a complete picture of the artist that has influenced generations of children. Produced by documentary filmmaker Kate Geis. Running time: Approx. 15 minutes

"It is with great excitement that we finally swing open the doors on Carle's studio through Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle. As Grace Glueck, former art news editor and critic for The New York Times, writes so tellingly in her essay for this catalog, this exhibition reveals the full range of Carle's talents and imagination, his influences and his experience, giving us all a chance to better understand the man who has been one of the most influential illustrators of our age." -- From catalog introduction by Alexandra Kennedy, Executive Director

Item No. 9781592880294
$26.95
Children Should Be Seen Exhibition Catalog
Leonard S. Marcus

From the exhibition Children Should Be Seen: The Image of the Child in American Picture-Book Art, November 15, 2007 - March 9, 2008

114 pages, 83 illustrations

From "Acknowledgments" by H. Nichols B. Clark, Director:
"Children Should be Seen brings together eighty-three works of original illustration art by eighty-four artists in a comprehensive survey of the best American picture-book art for the years 1997-2007. The exhibition is organized around the theme of the changing image of the child in the American picture book and thus in contemporary American culture. A major goal of the exhibition is to prompt lively discussion on the tone and texture and very quality of life of the present generation of American children, and to consider the role that illustrated books can play in a culture that is increasingly saturated with post-industrial-age new media."

Selected as an honorable mention in the Exhibition Catalogs division of the AAM Museum Publications Design Competition for Children Should Be Seen: The Image of the Child in American Picture Book Art, designed by Rita Marshall. (http://www.aam-us.org)

Item No. 1592880177
$30.00
Chris Van Allsburg Exhibition Catalog
Chris Van Allsburg

From the exhibition The Mysteries of Chris Van Allsburg, November 20, 2007 - March 13, 2005

23 Illustrations, 32 pages.

"Van Allsburg combines a keen appreciation for the mysteries of life with a sense of beauty. In his universe, entire dramas can be intuited from a single, striking image. His illustrations are infused with quiet intensity, a deep psychological space that only the rarest artists achieve. But that is what Chris Van Allsburg is: one of the most accomplished picture book artists of his generation." - from "Through A Glass, Darkly" by Jane Bayard Curley, Guest Curator.

Item No. 1592880096
$13.95
Dutch Treats Exhibition Catalog
Truusje Vrooland-Löb

From the exhibition Dutch Treats: Contemporary Illustration from The Netherlands, March 28, 2006 - June 25, 2006.

By Truusje Vrooland-Löb
Illustrated by Fiep Westendorp, Dick Bruna, Max Velthuijs, Friso Henstra, Jan Jutte, Sylvia Weve, Ceseli Josephus Jitta, Yvonne Jagtenberg, Hans de Beer, Dieter and Ingrid Schubert, Thé Tjong-Khing, Annemarie Van Haeringen, Philip Hopman

"Baker's Dozen: A Delectable Offering of Dutch Illustration" by Truusje Vrooland-Löb.
Catalog design by Rita Marshall.
19 Illustrations, Paper, 32 pages.
1,000 copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments" by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"Dutch art - especially the Golden Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer - has held great appeal to Americans since the early 19th century. Americans, like the 17th century Dutch, were concerned with forging a national identity. Landscape, portraiture, genre, and still-life helped achieve this goal visually. Each of these artistic objectives was steeped in narrative, and viewers became attuned to reading stories visually."

Item No. 1592880134
$13.95
Exhibition Catalog Bundle 1

Save 58% with this pre-packaged bundle of exhibition catalogs from The Eric Carle Museum!

This set includes:

  • The World of Eric Carle November 22, 2002 - March 23, 2003
  • The Art of Maurice Sendak: Inside and Out November 22, 2002 - January 12, 2003
  • Nancy Ekholm Burkert: The Art of Illustration January 31, 2003 - March 30, 2003
  • The Art of Mitsumasa Anno: Bridging Cultures April 15, 2003 - January 29, 2003
  • Leo Lionni: A Passion for Creativity July 12, 2003 - October 19, 2003
  • From the Silver Age to Stalin: Russian Children's Book Illustration in the Sasha Lurye Collection November 7, 2003 - January 18, 2004
Item No. EXCA1
$35.00
Exhibition Catalog Bundle 2

Save 58% with this pre-packaged bundle of exhibition catalogs from The Eric Carle Museum!

This set includes:

  • Heart and Humor: The Picture Book Art of William Steig February 8, 2004 - April 25, 2004
  • Dancing Line and Merry Color: Worlds of Margot and Kaethe Zemach July 25, 2004 - November 7, 2004
  • The Mysteries of Chris Van Allsburg November 20, 2004 - March 13, 2005
  • The Picture Book Made New: Margaret Wise Brown and Her Illustrators March 29, 2005 - JJuly 10, 2005
  • Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan July 23, 2005 - November 6, 2005
  • Picturing the World: The Art of Alice and Martin Provensen November 19, 2005 - March 12, 2006
Item No. EXCA2
$35.00
Exhibition Catalog Bundle 3

Save 65% with this pre-packaged bundle of exhibition catalogs from The Eric Carle Museum!

This set includes:

  • Dutch Treats: Contemporary Illustration from The Netherlands March 28, 2006 - June 25, 2006
  • The Wonderful Art of Oz July 11, 2006 - October 22, 2006
  • Quentin Blake: The Theater of the Page November 7, 2006 - March 11, 2007
  • The Art of Allen Say: A Sense of Place July 3, 2007 - October 28, 2007
  • Seeking a State of Grace: The Art of Arnold Lobel March 15, 2008 - June 17, 2008
  • Children Should Be Seen: The Image of the Child in American Picture-Book Art November 15, 2007 - March 9, 2008
Item No. EXCA3
$35.00
Exhibition Catalog Bundle 4

Save 70% with this pre-packaged bundle of exhibition catalogs from The Eric Carle Museum!

This set includes:

  • Flights into Fantasy: The Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection of Children's Illustration July 1, 2007 - October 26, 2008
  • Those Telling Lines: The Art of Virginia Lee Burton March 24, 2009 - June 21, 2009
  • Drawings from the Heart: Tomie dePaola Turns 75 July 3, 2009 - November 1, 2009
  • Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes: The Art of Children's Books November 11, 2008 - March 8, 2009
  • Into the Woods: Antonio Frasconi's Art for Children March 23, 2010 - June 21, 2010
  • Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books October 15, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Item No. EXCA4
$35.00
Exhibition Catalog Bundle 5

Save 67% with this pre-packaged bundle of exhibition catalogs from The Eric Carle Museum!

This set includes:

  • What a Circus! The Art of Etienne Delessert February 8, 2011 - June 5, 2011
  • Tomi Ungerer: Chronicler of the Absurd June 18, 2011 - October 9, 2011
  • Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children's Book Art of Jules Feiffer October 25, 2011 - January 22, 2012
  • Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle September 30, 2012 - February 24, 2013
  • Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems June 22, 2013 - February 23, 2014
  • Simms Taback: Art by Design June 28, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Item No. EXCA5
$35.00
Exhibiton Catalog Bundle 6

Save 65% with this pre-packaged bundle of exhibition catalogs from The Eric Carle Museum!

This set includes:

  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile & Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber March 18, 2014 - June 8, 2014
  • Tall Tales & Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz March 14, 2015 - June 14, 2015
  • Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans November 15, 2014 - February 22, 2015
  • Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard March 8, 2016 - June 5, 2016
  • Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey June 19, 2016 - October 23, 2016
  • The Golden Age to the Modern Era: The Michael and Esther Droller Collection November 6, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Item No. EXCA6
$35.00
Flights Into Fantasy Exhibition Catalog
Daniel, Kendra

From the exhibit Flights into Fantasy: The Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection of Children's Illustration at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art July 1, 2007 - October 26, 2008.

By Kendra Daniel, Virginia O' Hara
Illustrated by Kay Neilson, Jessie Willcox Smith, Edmund Dulac, William Heath Robinson, Charles Altamont Doyle, Kate Greenaway, Margaret Tarrant, Dorothy Lathrop, Beatrix Potter, John R. Neill, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.A. Milne, W.W. Denslow and many, many more

Preface by James H. Duff, Director of Brandywine River Museum and H. Nichols B. Clark, Founding Director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
"A Collector's Perspective" by Kendra Daniel
"Flights into Fantasy: The Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection of Children's Illustration" by Virginia O'Hara
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall, photography by Helga.
59 full color illustrations.
Paper, 80 pages, First Edition.

From "Preface" by James H. Duff and H. Nichols B. Clark:
"Imagination and craft are defining characteristics of important art and valued by collectors of art in any form. In focusing their collection on images of fantasy for children, the Daniels have gathered highly imaginative works by many of the best illustrators who worked during an extraordinarily rich period in art and publishing."

"Imagination and craft are defining characteristics of important art and valued by collectors of art in any form. In focusing their collection on images of fantasy for children, the Daniels have gathered highly imaginative works by many of the best illustrators who worked during an extraordinarily rich period in art and publishing." from Preface by James H. Duff, Director, Brandywine River Museum and H. Nichols B. Clark, Founding Director, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Item No. 9780979587221
$24.95
Into the Woods: Antonio Frasconi's Art for Children

From the exhibition Into the Wood: Antonio Frasconi's Art for Children, March 16 - June 13, 2010

From "An Appreciation of Antonio Frasconi" by Jane Curley, Guest Curator:
"Frasconi's gift to the children of the world is immense. His is a truly original vision. A lifetime spent walking his chosen path - going into the wood, seeing and saying - endows his work with staying power. Like all great art, Frasconi's grows and becomes deeper with time."

32 pages with color illustrations.

Item No. 159288024X
$15.95
It's Me, Eloise Exhibition Catalog

From the exhibition It's Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, February 12, 2017 - June 4, 2076.


40 pages, full color. Includes essay "Getting Bored is Not Allowed" by Guest Curator, Jane Bayard Curley.

From acknowledgements by Alexandra Kennedy: "The Carle is proud to present the first major retrospective of Knight's work. It's Me, Eloise: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight includes more than 90 artworks from all the surviving Eloise collaborations - as well as from the rest of Knight's prodigious career as a children's book artist, poster artist, magazine illustrator, and painter."

Item No. 9781592880393
$18.95
Jules Feiffer Exhibition Catalog
Leonard Marcus

From the exhibition Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children's Book Art of Jules Feiffer, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, October 25, 2011 - January 22, 2012.

40 pages, full color. From the essay "Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children's Book Art of Jules Feiffer" by Leonard S. Marcus, Guest Curator:
"In the children's books, Feiffer turns the tables on the older generation, foregrounding his child characters' emotional experiences and shunting the grownups to the sidelines. In these stories, childhood is not so much a matter of growing up (in the conventional sense of the phrase) as it is a question of growing in one's own individual direction."

Item No. 9781592880287
$16.95
Leo Lionni Exhibition Catalog
Leo Lionni

From the exhibition Leo Lionni: A Passion for Creativity, July 12, 2003 - October 19, 2003.

By Eric Carle, Frances Foster
Illustrated by Leo Lionni

"An Appreciation" by Eric Carle.
"Remembering Leo Lionni" by Frances Foster.
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall.
32 Illustrations, Paper, 32 pages.
1,000 copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"Among my first decisions as director was to pursue an exhibition of Leo Lionni's work. This was before I understood how much Lionni meant to Eric Carle. I had long been captivated by the elegant design, magical draftsmanship, and universal messages of his children's books. Happily, we are able to offer a glimpse into his other equally distinguished creative outlets: his drawing and sculpture. From art director for Fortune magazine to exhibiting with Surrealists such as Joan Mir and André Masson, Lionni achieved the pinnacle of whatever he pursued."

"Leo Lionni: A Passion for Creativity";
July 12, 2003-October 19, 2003.
"An Appreciation", by Eric Carle.
"Remembering Leo Lionni", by Frances Foster.
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall,
32 Illustrations,
Paper, 32 pp, 8 ¾" x 8 ½",
1,000 Copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"Among my first decisions as director was to pursue an exhibition of Leo Lionni's work. This was before I understood how much Lionni meant to Eric Carle. I had long been captivated by the elegant design, magical draftsmanship, and universal messages of his children's books. Happily, we are able to offer a glimpse into his other equally distinguished creative outlets: his drawing and sculpture. From art director for Fortune magazine to exhibiting with Surrealists such as Joan Miro and André Masson, Lionni achieved the pinnacle of whatever he pursued."

Item No. 1592880045
$13.95
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile & Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber Exhibition Catalog

Exhibition Catalog for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile & Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - Amherst, MA: March 18, 2014 - June 8, 2014. Softcover, 40 pages, full-color. Includes essay and Bernard Waber's last interview with Guest Curator, Leonard S. Marcus "I Could Tell You Stories: A Conversation with Bernard Waber.

From "Acknowledgments" by Alexandra Kennedy, Executive Director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art "When you, like me, read Marcus's interview with Waber, the last interview he gave, I am certain you too will wish you had been able to know him Witty, modest, insightful, always a gentleman, Waber was a great artist in the age of great artists. His journey -- from child sketches to art school to promotional and editorial design work in Manhattan to children's books -- is familiar. His art, however, was uniquely his own."

Item No. 9781592880317
$16.95
Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans Exhibition Catalog

Exhibition catalog for Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA: November 15, 2014 - Febraury 22, 2015.

Softcover, 40 pages, full color. Includes "The Smallest One Was Madeline: An Appreciation of Ludwig Bemelmans" by Guest Curator, Jane Bayard Curley and  "Dear Ludwig Bemelmans: An Appreciation by Maira Kalman"

"With Madeline, Bemelmans hit the trifecta of great picture books, capturing a beloved character, a particular place, and a magic time. Madeline, adventurous Every-girl, is a heroine for all generations." - Jane Bayard Curley

Item No. 9781592880324
$18.95
Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard

Exhibition catalog for Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA: March 8, 2016 - June 5, 2016.

Softcover, 32 pages, full color. Includes "Shape Shifter: Leonard Weisgard's Quest for the Modern in American Picture Book Art" by Guest Curator Leonard S. Marcus.

"The point for him was not to inject abstraction into the American picture book for abstraction's sake but rather, by doing so, to leave more of the experience and interpretation of an image on the page to the child's imagination." - Leonard S. Marcus

Item No. 9781592880355
$15.95
Margaret Wise Brown Exhibition Catalog
Leonard S. Marcus

From the exhibition The Picture Book Made New: Margaret Wise Brown and Her Illustrators, March 29, 2005 - July 10, 2005.

By Leonard S. Marcus
Illustrated by Clement Hurd, Leonard Weisgard, Esphyr Slobodkina, Wanda Gag, Jean Charlot, Garth Williams, Barbara Cooney, Marc Simont, Ylla

"The Picture Book Made New" by Leonard S. Marcus.
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall.
25 Illustrations, Paper, 32 pages.
1,000 copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"Margaret Wise Brown launched her writing career at a time when a rejection of the fanciful and romantic in children's literature was reinforced by a belief that the genre should reflect a new reality embodied in the ascendant urban and industrial society of America. Consequently, a significant aspect of Brown's literary output was grounded in the "here and now," and she gravitated to artists who shard similar modernist tendencies. To be sure, many of her stories were rooted in the imaginary, and a good fit between narrative and image was always paramount."

Item No. 159288010X
$13.95
Margot and Kaethe Zemach Exhibition Catalog
Margot Zemach

From the exhibition Dancing Line and Merry Color: The Worlds of Margot and Kaethe Zemach, July 25, 2004 - November 7, 2004

"The Zemach Legacy" by Peter Zeumeyer.
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall.
24 Illustrations, Paper, 32 pages.
1,000 copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"When I first encountered the work of Margot Zemach - specifically the drawing for Duffy and the Devil: A Cornish Tale - I marveled at the vibrant combination of line and color that was redolent of the 18th-century caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. Zemach's work also reverberates with the work of such American contemporaries as Maurice Sendak and William Steig, and the fluctuating line weight of her pencil recalls the draftsmanship of Howard Pyle at his most energetic. Throughout, Zemach's art is informed by an irrepressible wit."

"Dancing Line and Merry Color: The Worlds of Margot and Kaethe Zemach";
July 25, 2004-November 7, 2004.
"The Zemach Legacy", by Peter Neumeyer.
Catalog Design by Rita Marshall,
24 Illustrations,
Paper, 32 pp, 8 ¾" x 8 ½",
1,000 Copies, First Edition.

From "Acknowledgments," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"When I first encountered the work of Margot Zemach -- specifically the drawings for "Duffy and the Devil: A Cornish Tale" -- I marveled at the vibrant combination of line and color that was redolent of the 18th-century caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. Zemach's art also reverberates with the work of such American contemporaries as Maurice Sendak and William Steig, and the fluctuating line weight of her pencil recalls the draftsmanship of Howard Pyle at his most energetic. Throughout, Zemach's art is informed by an irrepressible wit. Like many before and after them, Margot and her husband Harve inspired one of their children -- Kaethe -- to pursue the profession. As Kaethe recalls, she grew up surrounded by her parents' work, and their commitment to the highest standards of writing and illustrating for children was embedded in her. So, I am especially delighted that the Eric Carle Museum is presenting its first generational exhibition, and it will be the first of many."

Item No. 1592880088
$13.95
Maurice Sendak Exhibition Catalog
Maurice Sendak

From the exhibition The Art of Maurice Sendak: Inside and Out, November 22, 2002 - January 12, 2003.

Includes: "A Conversation with Maurice Sendak" conducted by Leonard S. Marcus.
28 Illustrations, 32 pages.


From "Introduction," by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"It is fitting that the work of Maurice Sendak comprises the inaugural exhibit of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. While an acknowledged master of the genre, his creative talent extends well beyond the picture book. Sendak has garnered high esteem in the realm of costume and set design for opera...As we honor picture book art and demonstrate its substance and sophistication, Sendak's industrious career permits us to look at the material from a broad art-historical vantage point. We have chosen to view his work through the lens of interior scenes and landscapes."

"The Art of Maurice Sendak: Inside and Out"; November 22, 2002-January 12, 2003. "Introduction," by H. Nichols B. Clark. "A Conversation with Maurice Sendak", conducted by Leonard S. Marcus. Catalog Design by Rita Marshall, 28 Illustrations: Inside Scenes, Outside Scenes. Paper, 32 pp, 8 ¾" x 8 ½", 2,500 Copies, First Edition, First Impression. From "Introduction," by H. Nichols B. Clark: "It is fitting that the work of Maurice Sendak comprises the inaugural exhibit of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. While an acknowledged master of the genre, his creative talent extends well beyond the picture book. Sendak has garnered high esteem in the realm of costume and set design for opera….As we honor picture book art and demonstrate its substance and sophistication, Sendak's industrious career permits us to look at the material from a broad art-historical vantage point. We have chosen to view his work through the lens of interior scenes and landscapes."
Item No. 1592880010
$13.95