Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit and numerous other beloved children's books. Brimming with famous images and rarely seen gems--ranging from character sketches and notebook pages to watercolour landscapes and natural history illustrations--this monograph explores Potter's artistic process and reveals the places that inspired her timeless work. Organised geographically and featuring more than 200 images from the artist's oeuvre, The Art of Beatrix Potter includes illuminating essays by Potter scholar Linda Lear, illustration historian Steven Heller, and children's book illustrator Eleanor Taylor. A definitive volume on one of the world's most influential authors, a woman whose artistry deserves to be fully celebrated.
Emily Zach is an author, editor, and image researcher specialising in art history, modern and contemporary art, illustration, design, and pop culture. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Steven Heller is the cochair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design: Designer As Author + Entrepreneur program. He is author or editor for over 170 books on design and illustration and the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award recipient for 'Design Mind.' He lives in New York City. Linda Lear is an environmental historian and the prize-winning biographer of Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, which won the Lakeland Book of the Year award. She is the author of many articles and essays on Beatrix Potter's life and work and a member of the Beatrix Potter Society. Based in Maryland, Lear serves as Senior Fellow at the Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives at Connecticut College. Eleanor Taylor is a Scottish illustrator and painter living in London. She has illustrated many books for children and since 2010 has had the extraordinary fortune to follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps through her work with Emma Thompson on The Further Tales and Other Adventures of Peter Rabbit series for Frederick Warne Publishers.