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The Art of Peter Newell

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The Art of Peter Newell
(2024, 176 pages with 40 in colour, $19.95, 6 inches wide by 8.75 inches high)

American book illustrator and magazine cartoonist Peter Newell flourished in the 1890s and 1900s, benefiting from new printing processes that treated his watercolours as things of beauty. He illustrated Alice in Wonderland and works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane and Carolyn Wells. He devised new formats for the book: one with a hole punched through it to suggest the trajectory of fireworks, another with slanted sides to make it seem a baby carriage was racing downhill. He illustrated John Kendrick Bangs's The Pursuit of the House-Boat, which resurrected Sherlock Holmes without Arthur Conan Doyle's knowledge (though Conan Doyle approved of the result). His images for Mr. Munchausen and Mother Goose's Menagerie were lithographed in eight colours. This book offers close to two hundred examples of his entertaining art, along with an overview of his career.

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