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The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon

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Author: Byron Preiss

Illustrator: Leo & Diane Dillon


[DILLON, Leo & Diane]. The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon. Byron Preiss, Editor. NY: Ballantine Books [1981]. 4to, [96]pp. White buckram decoratively stamped in brown. Pictorial endpapers; color and b&w illustrations and photographs throughout. A fine copy housed in original slipcase (lightly soiled). Signed and numbered by the artists, Leo & Diane Dillon, and with a signed and matching numbered print laid in.

First edition, limited issue, being #249/500 signed and numbered copies. The strikingly original and memorable illustrations of two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon have delighted and amazed for decades. This magnificent volume collects many of their best works through 1980 and provides a magical tour into the studio and the imagination of one of America's most popular illustrator teams. The creators of fabulous science fiction and fantasy scenes based on the stories of Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. LeGuin, Harlan Ellison, and others, the Dillons have won numerous prestigious awards for their book-jacket illustration in the fields of history, children's fantasy, classic literature, folk tales, and contemporary fiction and still have the distinction of being the only people to ever receive the Caldecott Medal two years in a row. Their exceptional range of style and technique and their versatility in the use of watercolors, acrylic, pencil, ink, pastels, woodcuts, and stained glass are celebrated here in forty-eight full-color plates and over sixty-five black and white illustrations, including images for works by Madeleine L’Engle, Roald Dahl, and L. Frank Baum.