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NEW TOPIC!!!!!

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Bob Greaves (Robert.Greaves.au)
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 15:26:31 +0000

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This will probably stir up a can of worms but it is something which
has been concerning me for some time. With the internationalization
of everything comes the Disneyization of children's litereature
illustrations (and text). There are such a wonderful varieties of
illustrations available in children's books which in turn provide children
with great examples of the illustrators art, that it seems to me a
pity that, many of the worlds best known stories have their illustrations
reduced to s single style. Now there is nothing wrong with the Disney
style as such but the power of organization's media penetration means
that many children never get to be exposed to other forms of images.
Children's books are a wonderful gallery of art styles and techniques
which we have at our fingertips.
There is the other point too that the Disney style , like so many
introduced species, (ecologically speaking) thrives at the expense of
the native variety!
Bob Greaves.

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