Paula Rego Nursery Rhymes

Paula Rego Nursery Rhymes

  1. Introduction by Marina Warner
  • ISBN 9780500016497
  • 28.10 x 22.10 cm
  • Quarter bound/PLC (no jacket)
  • 72pp
  • Illustrated throughout in black and white and colour
  • First published 2010
‘“Really, really scary Daddy,” is my ten-year-old’s verdict. “But in a good way”’ – V&A Magazine

The obsessions and fears of childhood are a central concern in Paula Rego's work – the monumentality and simplicity of her images belies the complexity beneath – which makes her the perfect artist to illustrate to this elegant collection of nursery rhymes.

Introduced by Marina Warner, a writer who has studied the role of myth and fantasy in our culture, this book is both a delightful collection of traditional rhymes, and a collection of images from an artist who understands that childhood is always with us: its fears and fancies a central part of our adult lives.