The latest book in Thames and Hudson's excellent 'The Illustrators' series focuses on the wonderful Czech artist and illustrator Miroslav Šašek. Best known for his iconic 'This Is...' series of kid's books, Šašek is an absolute shop favourite and this book is now sitting on our bookshelf at home.
" Acclaimed author Martin Salisbury analyzes Šašek’s techniques and how his work not only reflects his architectural training and the ideas of the midcentury European avant-garde but also the influence of contemporaries such as Saul Steinberg. In this beautifully designed volume, illustrated with sketches and original artwork from the Šašek Foundation in Prague, with examples ranging from Greece to Hong Kong, Rome to San Francisco, Ireland to Israel, Paris to New York, and more, Šašek’s best-known works come alive alongside lesser-known aspects of his practice, such as oil painting. Full of insight into the life and work of a singular talent, Miroslav Šašek will appeal to illustrators and those interested in the midcentury modern period."
Size: 245 x 187mm
Pages: 112 (120 colour illustrations)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson