Øyvind Torseter

Detours is an art book and an adventure book. It is neither a typical children’s book nor a typical adult’s book, but it is suitable for children who like to look at pictures and use their imagination. There is no on-going story, but the book has five parts, each with its own story. In addition every picture is a story in itself.

The Bologna Ragazzi Award jury says:
…a brilliant compendium of the visual traditions that best sum up graphic art and illustration of recent years. The author’s keen eye for the most refined forms of Comic Art, his brilliant synthesis of painting in the third millennium, and in-depth understanding of developments in the visual art world have created a book full of allusions, echoes and quotations. But Avstikkere is also a book for the very young. The light-hearted manner in which visual art traditions unfold is the fruit of innovative courage and dignity born of knowledge.

Øyvind Torseter

Øyvind Torseter

Torseter is one of Norway’s most prominent illustrators. He has created many picture books and given individual as well as collective exhibitions, and several of his books have won prizes.

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Winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2008, fiction

Edited December 19, 2017 by Cappelen Damm Agency