The Art of Freddy

By: Cart, Michael; Brooks, Walter R.

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The year 2002 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first appearance of Freddy the Pig-that illustrious barnyard character called "that charming ingenious pig" by "The New York Times."
Walter Brooks's Freddy the Pig first appeared in print in 1927, in "To and Again" (later published as "Freddy Goes to Florida"). Devotees and acclaim soon followed, as did the winning relationship between Brooks and illustrator Kurt Wiese. The result was twenty-six Freddy books in all, each accompanied by Wiese's vibrant and comic illustrations. As Brooks once said, "Kurt Wiese draws such very sympathetic pigs "
Celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary is this delightful volume of Kurt Wiese's illustrations, capturing the incomparable Freddy in his many guises-as detective, poet, banker, and pilot, just to name a few Here, too, are Freddy's adventures and misadventures, his human and barnyard friends and foes. Together with choice bits of Brooks's text, Kurt Wiese's illustrations capture the rollicking humor and dramatic spirit of Freddy's world. Included, too, are several exciting original Freddy illustrations-never before in print from the collection of Lee Secrest, former president of Friends of Freddy, and keeper of the Freddy archives. An introduction by Michael Cart, one of the foremost authorities on all things Freddy puts Kurt Wiese's life and art into context with Freddy and his creator, Walter Brooks.

Title: The Art of Freddy

Author Name: Cart, Michael; Brooks, Walter R.

Illustrator: Wiese, Kurt

Categories: Art & Decorative Arts,

Edition: First/First Printing

Publisher: Woodstock & New York, Overlook Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 1585673153

ISBN Number 13: 9781585673155

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 016011

Description: "Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Freddy books is this delightful volume of Kurt Wiese's illustrations, capturing the incomparable Freddy in his many guises - as detective, poet, banker, and pilot, just to name a few!"

Keywords: freddy, Art,