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By Howard Simon

An unequalled treasury of the tools, ideas, and examples of the good illustrators, this quantity covers 5 centuries of for the published web page. starting from the sunrise of printing to the 20th century, it bargains operating artists and scholars an unsurpassed reference and resource of thought. It additionally types a pleasant searching publication for fans of artwork and illustrated books.
Starting with 16th-century woodcuts by means of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, the chronological presentation beneficial properties works by way of Goya, Hogarth, Blake, Morris, Doré, Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, and different masters. a short textual content introduces every one part, and the quantity concludes with a world roster of recent artists, classified by way of state. All that's most sensible and remarkable within the box of representation appears to be like right here, during this massive booklet of sketches, engravings, woodcuts, and lithography.

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ISBN-13: 978-0-486-48465-5 ISBN-10: 0-486-48465-3 1. Illustration of books. 2. Illustrators. I. Title. II. Title: Five hundred years of illustration : from Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent. com To Mina A NOTE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT I AM GRATEFUL to artists, authors and publishers who have graciously and generously cooperated in the making of this book. Special acknowledgment is made here to The Macmillan Company of New York and London for permission to reproduce the illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff from Behind Moroccan Walls by Henriette Celaire; for permission to reproduce the illustrations of Wilfred Jones from The Rise of American Civilization by Charles A.

For convenience, grouping among the moderns has been made by nationality, although such a grouping, it is easily seen, has its limitations, for national boundary lines often are not barriers against current prevailing thought. It frequently happens that two artists working far apart geographically are nevertheless bound together in a kinship of style and genre and even medium. Since the early books, the techniques of illustration have varied little. The mediums most generally employed have been woodcut and copper engraving.

Their mystical content has not prevented the twenty engravings of this series from becoming the most widely known of his work. Other examples of his industry and genius are his illustrations for Young’s Night Thoughts, Jerusalem, and Blair’s Grave. He was one of the first illustrators to design his engravings with geometrical precision, sometimes sacrificing the individual form to the effect in its entirety. The things of everyday life have no place in the works of William Blake. He actually believed that the visions revealed in his work came directly to him from God, and that this imagery was the only reality.

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