The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

Book - 1995
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1995
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679434481
0679434488
Branch Call Number: Arts 759.13 Seu

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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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mmcbeth29
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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