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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 watercolor landscapes and natural history illustrations—this monograph explores Potter''s artistic process and reveals the places that inspired her timeless work. Organized 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. It is the definitive volume on one of the world''s most influential authors, a woman whose artistry, until now, has not been fully celebrated.

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Beatrix Potter (1866 –1943) was a children''s book author best known for her books featuring animals. She wrote and illustrated more than 20 books for children in her career.

Emily Zach is an author, editor, and image researcher specializing in art history, modern and contemporary art, illustration, and design. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Not what I was expecting
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2018
I was honestly hoping for much more from this book, more original illustrations in particular, especially of her beloved woodland creatures. Unfortunately for me, most of the watercolor paintings that were selected for this book were of landscape paintings :-( The major... See more
I was honestly hoping for much more from this book, more original illustrations in particular, especially of her beloved woodland creatures. Unfortunately for me, most of the watercolor paintings that were selected for this book were of landscape paintings :-( The major focus of this book is on Beatrix as a botantist, sadly, again, for me, as I was particular interested in learning from her sketches, drawings and paintings of animals which were few and far between in this volume. This is a nice history of her life painted in broad brush strokes with a few personal photos of her and her family as well, however, if you''ve seen the movie, you more or less will know all of this already. The book title should have read, "The Art of Beatrix Potter: Sketches and paintings of mushrooms, plants, and landscapes of the English countryside where she vacationed and lived." There is far too little attention given to her storybook friends in this book, such a disappointment, as that is what we love best about this famous children''s author/illustrator. The few illustrations and paintings in there of these little fictional characters are breathtaking and absolutely brilliant in showing them with personalities, moods and feelings while looking rather lifelike with the exception of the adorable clothes. There is definitely room in the publishing world for a follow up book that pays homage to her story book characters with original illustrations, sketches, field studies, and paintings.
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She also was an excellent landscape painter and I enjoyed seeing those works
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2018
I already had several books about Beatrix Potter but I wanted one that really showcased her art and covered the range of what she painted. Many people only know her from her children''s books (Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggywinkle, and so on). She also was an... See more
I already had several books about Beatrix Potter but I wanted one that really showcased her art and covered the range of what she painted. Many people only know her from her children''s books (Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggywinkle, and so on). She also was an excellent landscape painter and I enjoyed seeing those works; her painting of lily pads reminded me of Monet. She was a naturalist all of her life and kept mice, rabbits, lizards, insects, all kinds of animals, in and around her house both growing up and as an adult. Her illustrations of fungi, insects, spiders, salamanders, and butterflies are truly amazing, so good, in fact, that a field guide was made from her fungi illustrations of which she made 450. In her mycology studies (study of fungi), she was one of the first people to discover how spores and fungal reproduction worked.
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Children would enjoy the pictures
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2016
this was a gift for a B. Potter fan. It was reviewed as a children''s book in the WSJ, but it is really written for adults. Children would enjoy the pictures, but the contents is detailed information about her life and work. It is a wonderful book for those who want to know... See more
this was a gift for a B. Potter fan. It was reviewed as a children''s book in the WSJ, but it is really written for adults. Children would enjoy the pictures, but the contents is detailed information about her life and work. It is a wonderful book for those who want to know more about her and her life.
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Well-written and illustrated account of an exceptional author and artist.
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017
This book is filled with meaningful details about the life of this wonderful author. In addition to the many sketches she used as the basis for her finished works are recounts of the many people who inspired and encouraged her throughout her life. This would be great for... See more
This book is filled with meaningful details about the life of this wonderful author. In addition to the many sketches she used as the basis for her finished works are recounts of the many people who inspired and encouraged her throughout her life. This would be great for young people to read on their own or to use in a group setting as part of a study of how to succeed.
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Very beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2017
I gave this book to my wife who is a huge Beatrix Potter fan and she loves it. My wife owns numerous books about Beatrix Potter, but without a doubt, this is her favorite. I have gone through the book myself and I am so impressed by her amazing art, so much of which I... See more
I gave this book to my wife who is a huge Beatrix Potter fan and she loves it. My wife owns numerous books about Beatrix Potter, but without a doubt, this is her favorite. I have gone through the book myself and I am so impressed by her amazing art, so much of which I have never seen. This is truly a beautiful book.
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Beatrix''s life was a fairytail
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2021
Her life was amazing. I could only dream of living in such affluent lifestyle and have all the resources to achieve that type of success. This book was a pleasure to read. I admire and appreciate her and all the stories she wrote even more. Fabulous book !! Loved all... See more
Her life was amazing. I could only dream of living in such affluent lifestyle and have all the resources to achieve that type of success. This book was a pleasure to read. I admire and appreciate her and all the stories she wrote even more. Fabulous book !! Loved all the illustrations!! The large size of book and print, layout of pages and captions made it easy to understand and a thrill to read.
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Wonderful book for those who lover Beatrix Potter and good pictires of watercolor painting
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2017
Wonderful book, very vivid illustrations and description. Good quality of paper, colors, binding! It is definitely a valuable thing for those who love watercolor painting, Beatrix Potter, her stories and simply good books to enjoy and add to their collection. I am... See more
Wonderful book, very vivid illustrations and description. Good quality of paper, colors, binding! It is definitely a valuable thing for those who love watercolor painting, Beatrix Potter, her stories and simply good books to enjoy and add to their collection.
I am also grateful to the Amazon delivery service. Very fast delivery to Russia. Many and sincere thanks.
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Her life with tutors and having those who fostered her artistic ability plus her own love of nature appeared in illustrations of
Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2017
This is one of of those stories of another time about the life of Beatrix Potter. Her life with tutors and having those who fostered her artistic ability plus her own love of nature appeared in illustrations of stories she wrote in letters to young friends. Books that... See more
This is one of of those stories of another time about the life of Beatrix Potter. Her life with tutors and having those who fostered her artistic ability
plus her own love of nature appeared in illustrations of stories she wrote in letters to young friends. Books that stand the test of time usually don''t
just happen and as you learn about Beatrix Potter then this is true.
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Beautiful book and lovely quality pages
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2017
Beautiful book and lovely quality pages. Beautiful artwork throughout and interesting facts and information. If your a Potter fan and have several books, don''t expect this to give you much more information, it covers a lot I already knew. There is not so much as I thought...See more
Beautiful book and lovely quality pages. Beautiful artwork throughout and interesting facts and information. If your a Potter fan and have several books, don''t expect this to give you much more information, it covers a lot I already knew. There is not so much as I thought there would be on her art or critical writing on it. However it is a beautiful addition to your collection.
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June Bell
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Interesting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2021
As a fan of Beatrix Potter this book made interesting reading. I enjoyed very much.
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Amazingly fast delivery
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2020
I hardly ever write reviews but this time I have to. The shipping was AMAZINGLY fast. The book arrived 10days before the estimated delivery time. The package was quite sad, not so protective, otherwise it is a very nice, big book, quality with beautiful pictures.
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Beautiful Beatrix Potter.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 27, 2017
I am a Beatrix Potter fan and found this book enthralling. The detailed pictures are wonderful and the information very interesting. A must buy for many.
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The Art of Beatrix Potter
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 22, 2020
An excellent book, very informative, taking the reader through how different locations she visited & lived in inspired her paintings & delightful little stories
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