favorite picture books
McCloskey's Books are some of the best in written there are. I prefure his two color ink block prints to his later hand painted works. Make Way for ducklings, Blueberries for Sale are some of my favorite.
He's perhaps one of the more brillient artists of the last centery, having started in much more classical arts painting nymphs and the like.
There is an increadable amount of sensativity in this little picture from his picture book Blueberries for Sal. Its hard to believe that these are prints from block cuts.
Beautiful Picture Books
Picture Books are perhaps the greatest and most expresive form of art in our time. For picture books communicate a message as all art does, only its message can be longer and more complex then other visual arts. More importantly picture books are geared towards the future, not the past or the present that only exists within the artists mind. For a picture book is intendend for the children that make up the future. It acts as a means to teach the child and to help them come to a better appreciation of the beauty of visual arts. For this reason nothing is more important then the study of picture books.
The purpose of this journal is to create a community of those who study picture books to help futher the study of this wonderful feild.