Article published in:Children's Literature and the Avant-Garde
Edited by Elina Druker and Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
[Children’s Literature, Culture, and Cognition 5] 2015
► pp. 45–64
Chapter 2. Einar Nerman – From the picturebook page to the avant-garde stage
This chapter analyzes recurring motifs and techniques in the Swedish artist Einar Nerman’s picturebooks Crow’s Dream (1911) and Knight Finn Komfusenfej (1923). By comparing Nerman’s books for children with his caricatures, dance and theatre productions during the 1910s and 1920s, an interaction between different media, but also between mass culture and the avant-garde, is demonstrated. The article shows that Nerman’s innovative picturebooks are influenced by international commercial graphic design and that his books for children also function as a starting point for new ideas that are transmitted to other areas of art like modern dance performances or stage design.
Published online: 29 July 2015
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