A World of Your Own

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Product Details
Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Phaidon Press
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
11.5 X 9.7 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780714863627
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About the Author
Laura Carlin studied at the Royal College of Art, and won several awards including the Quentin Blake Award two years running, and the National Magazine Award. She also received the Uniqlo Fashion Illustration Award in both 2003 and 2004, which enabled her to travel to Shanghai and Tokyo. A prolific drawer and painter, she also works on ceramics. Laura currently works in an advisory role with the development of Quentin Blake's House of Illustration. She is also a regular visiting lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts at Maidstone. As a commercial illustrator, Laura's work has featured in publications such as Vogue, The New Scientist, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent. She has also illustrated several children's books and was voted in 2009 an ADC Young Gun, one of the 50 most influential creatives under 30 years of age. She is also the winner of the prestigious 2011 V&A Illustration Award.
Reviews

"To the parent of a slow reading 9 year old: be patient. She will probably learn to read faster (or become an artist) if you give her a copy of A World of Your Own by Laura Carlin."--Washington Post

"A picture book without a story, a wonderful illustrated tour of the author's musings, encouraging you to think and dream. It not only conjures a conversation in your head, but makes you want to pick up a pencil and start drawing your own imaginings."--The Guardian

"Laura Carlin's A World of Your Own is a great starting point for a creative project. How do you relate to the place you live in, to your room, flat or house, your street, village or town? Can you draw it? Or, like this artist, create elements of it by using boxes, or pegs, pebbles, or even a hair comb. Now, can you invent the home, place or city you would like to live in? I am inspired by the resourcefulness of the artist, finding everyday objects and reimagining them as creatures, buildings and people. She is using items we often discard, repurposing them to make a precious 'world of her own'. This is something anyone can do, there are no special art materials, it doesn't have to cost anything, and there is no right or wrong way of doing it."--Lauren Child, BookTrust