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The best selection of fairy tale artworks by Arthur Rackham I've seen published. None of his most famous and best works are missing like in some other collections of his illustrations that I've seen, and there were a few I'd never seen before because they were done for books that are hard to find now. It was very tempting to rip some of the illustrations out and frame them for hanging on the wall, they were so pretty!
What to say about this book - well it is hard not to repeat the words of others or their sentiments. But even though you may not recognise the name (or in my case mistake it for someone totally different) but you will certainly recognise the work.In all the weird and wonderful books I have read and own I guess the work of Arthur Rackham has consistently and persistently popped up time and time again. His work is instantly recognisable (as acknowledged in the introduction to the book) and has gra...
The artwork was glorious,and as a result of a few of his drawings I will be reading The Vicar of Wakefield and Rip van Winkle.
What I love in Rackham's art is that same feeling I get from the best Pre-Raphaelites - Burne-Jones' Arthur, for instance. That sense of somehow capturing the impossible level of detail with which our world enchants, but rendering with it a purer, truer realm where the beauties are clearer, the shadows darker and even the evils are grand instead of shabby. Most of these illustrations originally accompanied the sort of texts you'd expect - Poe, Goblin Market, some especially fine renderings of th...
You may not know the name ‘Arthur Rackham’; but I assure you that you have seen his work. Hailing from London; Rackham was one of the most prolific illustrators of the Victorian era. His prints and illustrations have littered our childhoods and now grace the walls of museums and art collectors’ wish lists. Jeff A. Menges compiles 86 of my favorite illustrator’s works in, “The Arthur Rackham Treasury”. “The Arthur Rackham Treasury” is a soft-covered, glossy-paged collection which makes for a lig...
A very impresive world of painting and tales.
Beautiful. I just love those autumn colors in Rackham's art . The ones I like the most are his drawings of trees and tree spirits.https://www.google.hr/search?tbm=isch...
"Art lovers, book collectors, and anyone with an appreciation for imaginative visual storytelling will prize this marvelous treasury."This is one of those books that I've kept for many years because I felt like I should. After all, aren't all the reviews glowing? Doesn't the book itself say that if I love books, particularly illustrated works or children's literature, I simply must cherish this one? The truth is, I don't like Rackham's style at all. Everything's washed out - yellow-brown - and r...
This large format book contains a vast array of the whimsical and evocative illustrations of the great Arthur Rackham. Immediately recognizable, Rackham's illustrations have become synonymous with the fantastic and the mysterious and this collection neatly portrays his distinctive style.Featured are illustrations from famous Rackham works, like his depictions of Rip van Winkle, Das Nibelungenlied, and fairy tales, and less well known pieces, such as his work on The Wind in the Willows and some S...
Arthur Rackham is a British illustrator who did magnificent work creating images for folk and fairy tales as well as important works of literature. This is a delightful collection, each print bringing a recollection of wonderful encounters with the world of fiction.
A collection of images by an artist.Some of the pieces were interesting, but most felt dated.Viewing time around thirty minutes.
My favorite illustrator! That is all.
Arthur Rackham is one of those master illustrators, an artist whose style is instantly recognizable by anyone who has ever seen his works. As the blurb on the back cover relates, he was a leading figure in the early twentieth century’s Golden Age of Illustration and the title is well deserved. His particular style, which combined clean lines in his figures with rococo backgrounds lent itself brilliantly to the various subjects he tackled. He didn’t really tend much toward the brighter colors but...
86 colour illustrations doesn't seem like enough to cover the broad range of Arthur Rackham's artistic career, but Menges has chosen carefully so that Rackham's major works are represented. There are examples from his series of Norse myths, his work with Shakespeare, some from his books for younger children like Mother Goose, and some of his most popular publications like Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. I really enjoyed that there was no dominant work among the selections, as each book was repr...
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) made perfect story illustrations with intense detail and thin, bold lines, all with very natural, earthy colors. I like to plagiarize his work and tell people it was my own design.
Excellent pidery and a little creepy fairy tale art from World War I era English artist.
I LOVE this artist!
Love the art! They say a pictures worth a thousand word, but put the right words with a picture and magic happens.
Very quick read, and I definitely prefer Rackham's work in the context it was painted/drawn for. Still quite lovely.
Arthur Rackham is a master illustrator.
Arthur Rackham's works are out-of-this-world stunning!
Rackham may be the best illustrator of all time. At least for fairy tales.
just ordered this little treasure.. will post once i read it.