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Author Loker, Chris, author.

Title A shimmer of joy : one hundred children's picture books in America / by Chris Loker ; with contributions by Cathryn M. Mercier, Joel Silver, & Michael F. Suarez.

Publication Info. San Francisco : The Book Club of California, 2019.
China : C&C Offset Printing Company, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  808.8992 LOKER    Check Shelf
Edition Standard edition.
Description 252 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Series Book Club of California publication ; number 239
Publication (Book Club of California) ; no. 239.
Summary "In this volume, Chris Loker, the proprietor of the Children's Book Gallery, an antiquarian children's bookshop in San Francisco, profiles and reflects on the legacies of iconic American children's books, spanning from 1900 to the present day (with the last title being published in 2015). Being co-published with the Book Club of California as well as Godine, this book was inspired by an exhibition with the Grolier Club in 2015 that profiled "One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature""-- Provided by publisher.
Note "...produced in two editions. The deluxe edition, of 50 copies, features a leather spine, with decorative paper boards photo-reproduced from hand-painted paper by Eric Carle, famed author-illustrator of the picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The deluxe edition is presented in a slipcase, and hand-numbered and signed by the author and book designer. The standard edition, of 200 copies, is clothbound, with photo-reproduced decorative endpapers. It is hand-numbered and signed by the author. Both editions are set in the types of Justus Erich Walbaum, in digital versions from Berthold and Monotype, with Hermann Zapf's Saphir type. Printed in China by C&C Offset Printing Company, Ltd. Design and typography by Jerry Kelly"--Colophon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Picture book compendium -- Picture book proclamation -- Picture book poem -- Picture book definitions -- II. Essays -- What is a picture book? / by Chris Loker -- Early illustration for children: a long prologue, and a short history in eight books / by Joel Silver -- Childhood's pictures: framing the contemporary picturebook / by Cathryn M. Mercier -- From paper to pixels and beyond: the future of the book for children / by Michael F. Suarez with Chris Loker -- III. Children's picture books in America, 1900-2015 -- References -- One hundred picture books -- 1900 through 1920: The early modern picture book -- 1920 through 1945: Picture books between the world wars -- 1945 through 1975: Picture books from the postwar boom to the counterculture -- 1975 through 2015: The contemporary picture book.
Subject Picture books for children -- United States -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions.
Children's books -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Children's books -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Children's literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Children's literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Children's books. (OCoLC)fst00855720
Children's literature. (OCoLC)fst01759351
Picture books for children. (OCoLC)fst01063717
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Bibliographies. (OCoLC)fst01919895
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Mercier, Cathryn M., contributor.
Silver, Joel, 1951- contributor.
Suarez, Michael F., 1960- contributor.
Kelly, Jerry, 1955- book designer.
Book Club of California, publisher.
C & C Offset Printing, printer.
ISBN 9781567926569 (hardcover)
1567926568 (hardcover)
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