Tucson Festival of Books

Illustrator Studio: The Complexity of Nonfiction Book Design

Elizabeth Partridge will discuss the complex design and use of text and illustration in "Seen and Unseen," a new nonfiction book about the photographs of Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake and Ansel Adams and what they reveal about the incarceration of Japanese Americans. Powerful visuals blend photographs, reproduced primary source documents, and smudgy, paint-lined illustrations are accompanied by clear, straightforward text. She will also talk about the role of photographs in interpreting history.

Elizabeth Partridge

Elizabeth Partridge is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including biographies of Dorothea Lange, Woody Guthrie and John Lennon. Her books have received many honors, including National Book Award finalist, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, ALA Michael L....

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Seen and Unseen
What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal about the Japanese American Incarceration
Elizabeth Partridge
Children / Teens
Chronicle Books LLC
January 2022
ISBN 9781452165103
132 pages