Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Contributors | November 26, 2014

    Chris Faatz: IMG The Collected Poems of James Laughlin



    Fall has brought us a true gift in the publication of the massive The Collected Poems of James Laughlin, published by New Directions in an... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
9 Local Warehouse Crafts- General
4 Remote Warehouse Art- Cartooning

The Dore Bible Illustrations

by

The Dore Bible Illustrations Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Nowhere but in the Bible were dramatic textual material and the artistry of Gustave Doré more perfectly matched. The Book of Books seemed to unleash a new power of creation in Doré not apparent in his previous work. In the Creation scenes, the horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, the plates depicting the life of Jesus—many of which have now become the standard iconography—and finally the vision of the New Jerusalem, Doré reached the fullest expressions of his extraordinary talent.

This book collects all 241 plates—long out of print—that Doré executed for the Bible. In these plates, reproduced from outstanding early editions, the artist not only captures the dramatic intensity of the Scriptures, but sustains it longer than any other single artist was able to do. In addition, Doré reimagined all the scenes, so that what he produced was not a mere reworking of what centuries of other artists had already done, but a new and fresh visual interpretation of the Bible.

Each plate is accompanied by the verses from the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible that the scene depicts, and an Introduction by Millicent Rose covers Doré's life and art in general. This is a sumptuous book that everyone, from those interested in Scripture to lovers of great art, will be proud to possess.

Dover (1974) original publication.

Synopsis:

Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all.

Synopsis:

All wonderful, detailed plates: Adam and Eve, Flood, Babylon, life of Jesus, etc. Brief King James text with each plate. 241 plates.

Synopsis:

Critical and biographical notes and verses from the King James Version of the Bible accompany the nineteenth-century artist's illustrations of Old and New Testament scenes.

Synopsis:

< div> < div> 241 detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus.< /div> < /div>

Synopsis:

Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all.

About the Author

French illustrator Gustave Dor&eacute; (1833-83) began his prolific career at the age of 15, and his dramatic engravings have exercised an incalculable influence over latter-day artists. The remarkable scope of his work ranges from Milton, Dante, and the Bible to Rabelais, Shakespeare, and street scenes of 19th-century London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486230047
Designed:
Rose, Millicent
Author:
Rose, Millicent
Designed by:
Rose, Millicent
Designed:
Rose, Millicent
Author:
Dore, Gustave
Author:
&
Author:
Gustave
Author:
Dor
Author:
Doré, Gustave,
Author:
eacute
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
Bible - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Illustrations
Subject:
Dore, Gustave
Subject:
Gravura
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
Religious
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Series Volume:
v. 64
Publication Date:
19740631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
241
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 1.85 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Dore Gallery: His 120 Greatest... New Trade Paper $14.95
  2. Treasury of Bible Illustrations: Old... New Trade Paper $14.95
  3. Dore's Illustrations for Ariosto's... New Trade Paper $17.95
  4. Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works... Used Trade Paper $5.00
  5. Schiele Drawings: 44 Works (Dover... New Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Art Business Guides
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Artists
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Cartooning
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Illustration
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » Reference

The Dore Bible Illustrations New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.95 In Stock
Product details 241 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486230047 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all.
"Synopsis" by , All wonderful, detailed plates: Adam and Eve, Flood, Babylon, life of Jesus, etc. Brief King James text with each plate. 241 plates.

"Synopsis" by , Critical and biographical notes and verses from the King James Version of the Bible accompany the nineteenth-century artist's illustrations of Old and New Testament scenes.
"Synopsis" by , < div> < div> 241 detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus.< /div> < /div>
"Synopsis" by ,
Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.