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The Art of Fairy Tale Illustrations in Black and White: Masterpiece Collection from the Golden Age of Illustrations

The Art of Fairy Tale Illustrations in Black and White:  Masterpiece Collection from the Golden Age of Illustrations
A treasure box of light and shadow, a fantasy world in black and white

Before innovations in printing and photographic technology were introduced to the world, black and white illustration was the only way to visualize the scenes from children°«s books and novels. Because it took a lot of skill to produce rarefied, detailed-oriented black and white illustrations, it is said that the 19th century was the time when illustrators°« drawing technique was at its height. That is why the mid- to late 19th century is considered the golden age of black and white illustration. At the same time, it was also the last age of glory for black and white illustrations. This book collects masterpieces by many highly respected illustrators from that era, featuring artists such as John Tenniel, who was the illustrator for Alice°«s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871); Kay Nielsen, the Danish illustrator who contributed to the publication of Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen (1924) and Hansel and Gretel, and Other Stories (1925); and Aubrey Beardsley, the influential illustrator and a contributor to the Art Nouveau movement who is known especially for his drawings for Oscar Wilde's play Salome. John Tenniel has contributed to Punch (or The London Charivari), the legendary British weekly magazine of humor and satire, and many illustrations from Punch are showcased in this book, as well.

This carefully curated presentation of a world in monochrome will make many readers realize and be amazed by the power each line has in these black and white illustrations. You will find many new discoveries you might have not noticed before when compared with color illustrations.

It is not too much to say that the black and white illustration of this time is the origin of today°«s animation, manga and other artworks. Hiroshi Unno, author of PIE International°«s art collection series, has gathered this definitive collection together with thorough introductions of the origin of each illustration. This book will be a must-have not only for art lovers but also for professional illustrators.
Author : Text by Hiroshi Unno
Size°ß257°Ŗ186mm
Pages°ß352Pages
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5116-9 £√0071
Release Date : Nov/2018
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,200.00
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