In this fascinating book, art historian James Hamilton examines the work and life of the illustrator Arthur Rackham. Rackham's illustrations for works such as Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night's Dream have attained the classic status of the writings themselves - indeed, in some cases they have become synonymous with them. Rackham himself, however, has previously remained a shadowy figure. As well as featuring exquisite illustrations and sketches, extracts from Rackham's correspondence and insightful commentary from James Hamilton shed new light on this much collected illustrator.Biographie de l'auteur :
James Hamilton is University Curator at the University of Birmingham, and has worked at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, Portsmouth and Wakefield City Art Galleries, the Mappin Art Gallery in Sheffield and as a Director of the Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group. He organised a seminal Arthur Rackham exhibition at Sheffield, Bristol and the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1979/80 and has written written biographies of J. M. W. Turner, Michael Faraday and Will ... read more on our website.
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Description du livre Pavilion Books. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire PL01411176B
Description du livre London, Pavilion Books, 1990. 199 S. mit zahlr. teils farb. Abb. (with illustrations throughout in both colour and black & white) Sprache: Englisch 4°, Orig.-Karton mit ill. Orig.-Schutzumschlag. N° de réf. du libraire 28174
Description du livre London Pavilion, 1990. Hardback 1st Edition, tall 4to, 199pp text and index profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. Very good plus in burgundy boards, gilt spine titles, faint stain on lower rear not affecting text with very good plus price clipped illustrated D/W, internal stain not affecting wrapper front. Heavy book at 1.7kgs. N° de réf. du libraire 10122
Description du livre Pavilion Books, 1990. 1851455310, 1990. 1st edn. 4to. Original gilt lettered brown cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (Fine, not price clipped). Pp. 199, illus with coloured and b&w plates (no inscriptions). N° de réf. du libraire 102109
Description du livre Pavilion, London, 1990. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. In clean, tidy condition with a similar dust jacket which is slightly sunned on the spine, previous owners bookplate Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 055602
Description du livre Pavilion, London, 1990. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good-. Arthur Rackham. (illustrateur). 2nd Printing. 199 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Beautifully illustrated with b&w photographs and b&w and colour reproductions of Arthur Rackham's work. "Arthur Rackham's magical illustrations for such works as 'Rip Van Winkle', 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Wind in the Willows' have attained the classic status of the writings themselves - indeed, in some cases, they have become synonymous with them, making his versions among the most highly collected of all illustrated books. Rackham himself, however, has remained a shadowy figure, half-glimpsed and as elusive as the fairies and gnomes that inhabit his pictures. Here - with the full cooperation of Rackham's family and using previously unpublished documentary and pictorial evidence from British, European and American sources - James Hamilton provides a revealing examination of the artist and his work. In a detailed biographical survey he focusses on the various phases of Rackham's artistic development, and considers his family background and influences, his travels and his professional progress in the decade before the First World War from minor illustrator to celebrated artist. He reveals Rackham's considerable talents as a landscape and portrait painter, and traces his responses both to his successes and mid-career setbacks, and his subsequent rediscovery and return to cult status in America. (He) also discusses Rackham's artistic methods and his skill in creating work that was technically suited to contemporary printing processes, and reviews his fluctuating financial successes in the context of the business of book illustration. Detailed appendices include a chronology of Rackham's life, discussions of his technique and how he was able to make freelance illustration pay, and a complete bibliography of books illustrated by him." Fading to color at top/bottom edge of spine, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate fading to color on spine and on hinge areas, light browning to top edge of flaps. N° de réf. du libraire 27447
Description du livre Pavilion Books, 1990. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Book in good condition. N° de réf. du libraire 000628
Description du livre Trafalgar Square. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. N° de réf. du libraire 2673193328
Description du livre Pavilion, 1990. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 036302
Description du livre Published by Pavilion Books, London, 1990. , 199 pages, with illutrations throughout in both colour and black & white First Edition , book in near fine condition , dust-jacket in near fine condition , brown cloth, gilt titles on spine 32 x 24 cm Hardback ISBN: 1851455310. N° de réf. du libraire 57611