The definitive book for adults from an iconoclast of the children's book world.
Colorful and curious. Experimental and improvisational. Each of Hervé Tullet's creations, whether the bestselling children's book Press Here or the internationally traveling Ideal Exhibition, breaks the boundaries of art. Tullet is a renowned author and artist who urges people of any age to create playfully and joyfully. In this deluxe volume—part career-spanning monograph, part artist's manifesto—he shares his origins, his inspirations, and his methods alongside illustrations, sketches, fine art, and photographs of his installations. Hervé Tullet's Art of Play features commentary from curator Aaron Ott and children's literature expert Leonard S. Marcus. It's sure to become a favorite among parents, teachers, and librarians as well as art lovers and creatives. With this book, as with all his work, Hervé Tullet invites you to join him on an exuberant journey of creativity.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Tullet is an New York Times–bestselling author and a perennial favorite among buyers and sellers of children's books as well as among the art crowd. His books have been translated into many languages, and he's been featured in exhibitions around the world.
CREATIVITY FOR EVERYONE: Tullet's experiential art delights a range of audiences, from children to museumgoers. It appeals on many levels—as a radically inclusive fine art practice, as a bridge between children and adults, and as a purely joyful experience of color and motion.
INSIDE THE ARTIST'S PROCESS: This book offers a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes. Tullet describes everything from his use of sketchbooks to his musical inspirations. Creatives in all media will glean valuable insight into the artist's process.
- Fans of Hervé Tullet
- Artists, illustrators, and writers
- Creatives of all stripes
- Parents, teachers, and librarians who love children's books
- Contemporary art aficionados
Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (November 1, 2022)
- ISBN-13: 978-1797206110