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'''''Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal''''' is an upcoming book based on [[Jim Henson]]'s [[Jim Henson's Red Book|journals]] edited by [[Karen Falk]]. The 192-page book is scheduled for release on October 31, [[2012]] by Chronicle Books and includes a forward written by [[Lisa Henson]].
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[[Image:Chron-henson-press.jpg|thumb|300px|Press Sheet]]
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'''''Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal''''' is a book based on [[Jim Henson|Jim Henson's]] journals, edited by Henson Company archivist [[Karen Falk]]. The 192-page book was released on October 31, [[2012]] by Chronicle Books, and includes a foreword written by [[Lisa Henson]].
   
==Official description==
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The book is compiled from material held in [[The Jim Henson Company Archives]], especially "[[Jim Henson's Red Book]]", a daily journal that Henson kept from [[1965]] to [[1988]]. Entries from the journal are filled out with historical notes, photographs, sketches and production material. Two-page spreads cover every major production and turning point in Henson's career, with a focus on archive material that had never been published before.
{{quote|Compiled directly from the Henson workshop archives, this elegant and inspirational gift book adapts [[Jim Henson's Red Book|the diary]] that [[Jim Henson]] faithfully kept throughout his career, collecting rare sketches, concepts, photographs, and ideas from the creator of [[the Muppets]] and one of the twentieth century’s most influential artistic talents. Throughout, archivist Karen Falk offers behind-the-scenes details and insights into Henson's writings and drawings and offers insights into Henson’s life, his magical creations, and the artistic process.}}
 
   
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==Contents==
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* Foreword by Lisa Henson
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* Introduction by Karen Falk
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* '''Chapter 1''' -- The Washington Years: 1954-1962
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::This chapter covers Henson's college years, including his work on local TV with ''[[Sam and Friends]]'', his marriage to [[Jane Nebel]] and his early work with [[Jerry Juhl]].
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* '''Chapter 2''' -- New York and New Directions: 1963-1969
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::This chapter covers Henson's move to [[New York City]], and opens with Henson beginning to work with [[Frank Oz]]. The chapter discusses [[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf the Dog's]] appearances on ''[[The Jimmy Dean Show]]'', and the Muppet team's commercials and variety show appearances. It ends with the early work preparing for the Muppets' participation in ''[[Sesame Street]]''.
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* '''Chapter 3''' -- The World Tunes In: 1970-1979
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::Beginning with ''[[Sesame Street]]'' and the Muppet storybook specials, this chapter describes a very busy decade for Henson, as he launched ''[[The Muppet Show]]'' and filmed ''[[The Muppet Movie]]''.
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* '''Chapter 4''' -- Fantasy, Fraggles and Fearless Imagination: 1980-1988
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::Henson films ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'' and then branches out to new creative areas, including the creation of ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' with colleague [[Michael K. Frith]], filming ''[[The Dark Crystal]]'' and ''[[Labyrinth]]'', and establishing [[Jim Henson's Creature Shop]]. Henson's company expands, overseeing animated shows (''[[Muppet Babies]]'') and licensed products ("[[Croonchy Stars]]"). The chapter ends with Henson's early work designing ''[[The Jim Henson Hour]]''.
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* '''Epilogue''' -- To Be Continued: 1989-1990
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::A short final chapter covers the last years of Henson's life, and the work that inspired his colleagues to produce further creative work.
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* Timeline
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* Selected Bibliography
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==Errata==
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*Page 92 incorrectly refers to [[Big Mouse]] as the character that [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] [[Froggy Went A Courtin'|went a courtin']]. It was [[Miss Mousey]] whom Kermit (and Big Mouse) went a courtin.
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*Page 154 incorrectly refers to a photo of [[Muppet Babies plush (Hasbro)|Muppet Babies plush from Hasbro]] as "how they appear in ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]''".
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[:Category:Jim Henson Books|Jim Henson Books]]
 
* [[:Category:Jim Henson Books|Jim Henson Books]]
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[[Category:Non-fiction Books]]
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[[Category:Jim Henson Books]]

Latest revision as of 17:27, January 24, 2013

ImagainationIllustrated
Written by  Karen Falk (editor)
Lisa Henson (foreword)
Illustrator 
Published  November 7, 2012
Publisher  Chronicle Books
Series 
ISBN  1452105820
Chron-henson-press
Press Sheet

Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal is a book based on Jim Henson's journals, edited by Henson Company archivist Karen Falk. The 192-page book was released on October 31, 2012 by Chronicle Books, and includes a foreword written by Lisa Henson.

The book is compiled from material held in The Jim Henson Company Archives, especially "Jim Henson's Red Book", a daily journal that Henson kept from 1965 to 1988. Entries from the journal are filled out with historical notes, photographs, sketches and production material. Two-page spreads cover every major production and turning point in Henson's career, with a focus on archive material that had never been published before.

ContentsEdit

  • Foreword by Lisa Henson
  • Introduction by Karen Falk
  • Chapter 1 -- The Washington Years: 1954-1962
This chapter covers Henson's college years, including his work on local TV with Sam and Friends, his marriage to Jane Nebel and his early work with Jerry Juhl.
  • Chapter 2 -- New York and New Directions: 1963-1969
This chapter covers Henson's move to New York City, and opens with Henson beginning to work with Frank Oz. The chapter discusses Rowlf the Dog's appearances on The Jimmy Dean Show, and the Muppet team's commercials and variety show appearances. It ends with the early work preparing for the Muppets' participation in Sesame Street.
  • Chapter 3 -- The World Tunes In: 1970-1979
Beginning with Sesame Street and the Muppet storybook specials, this chapter describes a very busy decade for Henson, as he launched The Muppet Show and filmed The Muppet Movie.
  • Chapter 4 -- Fantasy, Fraggles and Fearless Imagination: 1980-1988
Henson films The Great Muppet Caper and then branches out to new creative areas, including the creation of Fraggle Rock with colleague Michael K. Frith, filming The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, and establishing Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Henson's company expands, overseeing animated shows (Muppet Babies) and licensed products ("Croonchy Stars"). The chapter ends with Henson's early work designing The Jim Henson Hour.
  • Epilogue -- To Be Continued: 1989-1990
A short final chapter covers the last years of Henson's life, and the work that inspired his colleagues to produce further creative work.
  • Timeline
  • Selected Bibliography

ErrataEdit

See alsoEdit

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