Imagination Illustrated Life of Jim Henson

Author(s): FALK KAREN

Art History

With his iconic puppet characters and warm humour, Jim Henson helped defined the childhoods of millions of people. Now, with the Muppets and popular as ever, fans old and new are appreciating the charm and genius of his work. Compiled directly from the Jim Henson Workshop archives, Imagination Illustrated adapts the diary that Jim faithfully kept throughout his career, supplementing it with a trove of little-seen visual material, including rare sketches, personal and production photographs, storyboards, doodles and much more. Throughout, archivist Karen Falk delves into the behind-the-scenes details of Henson's life and his artistic process. Sure to delight anyone w ho has enjoyed Henson's creations; seeing early drawings of Kermit and Miss Piggy is like seeing childhood photos of dear friends, this lovely book celebrates Jim's life and his magical creations.


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Never-before-seen photographs and rare ephemera illuminate the life and work of Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets.; Exciting, nostalgic and surprisingly emotional to see early images of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, etc; it's like seeing photos of old friends!; Assembled and annotated by Karen Falk, Henson archivist and expert on all things Jim.; Full colour and heavily illustrated with artifacts of Henson's incredible life, including photos, sketches, drawing and posters.; Everyone loves The Muppets!

Karen Falk is the archivist at the Jim Henson Company and the curator of the Smithsonian's travelling exhibition 'Jim Henson's Fantastic World.'

General Fields

  • : 9781452105826
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : March 2012
  • : 254mm X 203mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : BB
  • : 912
  • : 791.53092
  • : 208
  • : illustrations