Autor’s editions for children − Innovative verbal and visual narrative models, thematic focuses and stylistic variety Cover Image
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Авторски издания за деца − иновативни словесно-визуални наративни модели, тематична ангажираност и стилистично многообразие
Autor’s editions for children − Innovative verbal and visual narrative models, thematic focuses and stylistic variety

Author(s): Regina Dalkalacheva
Subject(s): History, Literary Texts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Author’s editions for children that have evolved into a special type of editions, published between 1970 and 2010, are a specific art form of picture books for children, where the illustrator is the sole author. Artistic freedom in the process of their conceptualisation and realisation allows independence from the existing pedagogical constraints, marketing or commercial considerations, which permits taking completely innovative experimental approaches to the generating and use of the narrative and pictorial mediums typical of the genre. The dominant authorship of the illustrator goes beyond any traditional worn-out clichés, placing the picture book completely in the dynamism of contemporary art processes. The innovative verbal and pictorial structures of the narrative in such editions have established themselves as alternative narrative models in contemporary picture book, developing and building on dramaturgic techniques inherent to the book composition, placing the text and illustration in unconventional semantic dependencies and narrative interdependencies. The illustrator of such books makes remarkable artistic interpretations of problematic, universally significant subjects, thus overcoming their tabooing in the field of publishing of children’s books. The stylistic relevance of contemporary illustrations for children is concentrated primarily in author’s editions. Defined by the artist’s personal aesthetic preferences, they naturally display the trends in fine arts.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 3-12
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English, Bulgarian