The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story?
In Sketches from a Nameless Land, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist’s creative journey.
The Arrival was sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time.
“An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one.” - The Times
“It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike.” - The Observer
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