This unique presentation of the best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic novel THE ARRIVAL, and a new companion volume of commentary and developmental drawings, SKETCHES FROM A NAMELESS LAND, beautifully packages the two books within a traveller’s suitcase that also contains a limited edition numbered Shaun Tan print of an illustration from THE ARRIVAL.
This collector’s edition will fascinate anyone who has fallen under the spell of Shaun Tan s timeless story, and offers a revealing insight into the craft of one of Australia s most compelling author-illustrators.
THE ARRIVAL has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story?
In SKETCHES FROM A NAMELESS LAND, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist s creative journey.
About the Author
Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist Award' for his body of work.
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Comments about The Arrival including Sketches From a Nameless Land Signed by Shaun Tan in a Deluxe Leather Case:
Art work is stunning. For a book with no words it drags you in with both hands.
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 2 - 12
Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 14th November 2010
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 57.0 x 40.4 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 4.4
Edition Number: 1