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DR. SEUSS THE CAT BEHIND THE HAT Collector's Edition
By Caroline M. Smith.
Recommended
The Art of Dr. Seuss.
This exquisitely produced collector’s edition includes four exclusive lithographs along with a cloth-covered edition of The Cat Behind the Hat, a beautifully illustrated book that redefines Dr. Seuss as an iconic American artist. Quite large and oversized, this limited edition .This comprehensive look at the breadth of art that Theodor Geisel created over his lifetime is an eye-opening peek behind the public persona into the real story of the man who was Dr. Seuss.

This volume exuberantly juxtaposes Geisel’s "Midnight Paintings" with his best-loved children’s books because this was how Dr. Seuss constructed his creative life - his days devoted to literature for children, his nights to letting his mind and palette wander to even stranger shores. Inevitably, Geisel created images in his private artworks that would find their way into his literary projects. Though he fiercely protected his "Secret Art" from criticism during his lifetime, his intention all along was for these works to be seen when he was gone.

It is downright absurd to make an art book on Dr. Seuss that attempts a straight chronology on the life and work of this multitalented author, illustrator, painter, sculptor, political cartoonist, adman, doodler, practical joker, and Cat Behind the Hat.

Therefore, this book is "chronological-ish." That is to say, some things come at the right time and some at the wrong time. But just as Dr. Seuss taught us to look at life "through the wrong end of a telescope," the iconic artwork packed into these pages helps us understand that it isn’t always a straight line from here to there that matters . . . but rather the fun of the journey that really counts.

Publisher: Chase Group LLC, 2013
Binding: Hardcover without dustjacket
Dimensions: 18x16
Pages: 320pg
Color: Full Color throughout
ISBN: #9780975366431

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I've been actively collecting, buying and selling now since 1968. I received a San Diego Comic-Con Inkpot Award in 1994. I am in Fifty Who Made DC Great (1985) , Founders of Comics Fandom (2010), Comics: Between the Panels (1998), etc.

I opened my first comic store with six partners in 1968, co-owned a chain of seven comic stores from 1972-1988, and distributed comics and specialty items from seven warehouses in four states until I sold that portion of the business to Diamond Comic Distributors in 1988.

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