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Arabian Nights Illustrated: Art of Dulac, Folkard, Parrish and Othersby Jeff A. (edt) Menges
Synopses & Reviews
According to legend, a resourceful bride won a stay of execution by captivating a sultan with a series of fantastic tales—and after 1,001 nights, the sultan could not bear to part with his storyteller. More than a thousand years later, readers continue to fall under the spell of the romantic adventures known as the Arabian Nights. This original collection features rare and unusual illustrations inspired by the traditional tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba, and a host of other exotic characters.
Spanning the decades between the 1890s and the 1920s, this volume draws upon images from the Golden Age of Illustration, when technological advances in printing led to a boom in the publication of artwork. Drawings and paintings by Maxfield Parrish, Edmund Dulac, Charles Folkard, and other acclaimed artists of the era appear here, in more than 185 color and black-and-white illustrations with captions. Abounding in mystery and excitement, these scenes from the timeless tales of heroism will captivate all lovers of fantasy and fairy tales, as well as collectors of rare books and art and illustration enthusiasts.
Inspired by tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other exotic characters, this original collection features more than 185 color and black-and-white images by acclaimed artists from the Golden Age of Illustration.
This original collection features works inspired by traditional tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other exotic characters. Spanning artwork from the 1860s to the 1920s, it includes more than 185 color and black-and-white illustrations by Maxfield Parrish, Charles Robinson, H. J. Ford, and other acclaimed artists from the Golden Age of Illustration.
The tales of the Arabian Nights have been graced by the astounding artwork of numerous "Golden Age of Illustration" masters. This superb selection features
approximately 175 color and black-and-white works of such acclaimed artists as Maxfield Parrish, Edmund Dulac, Charles Robinson, and H. J. Ford.
Table of Contents
Frontispiece — René Bull, 1912
Title page — René Bull, 1912
Dedication page — René Bull, 1912
Will and Frances Brundage, The Arabian Nights, 1893
René Bull, The Arabian Nights, 1912
Thomas B. Dalziel and A. W. Cooper, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, 1902
Edmund Dulac, Stories from the Arabian Nights, 1907
Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights, 1913
Charles Folkard, The Arabian Nights, 1913
H. J. Ford, The Arabian Nights Entertainments, 1898
Thomas Mackenzie, Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp; In Rhyme, 1920
Maxfield Parrish, The Arabian Nights; Their Best-Known Tales, 1909
Louis Rhead, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, 1916
Charles Robinson, The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Perie Banou, 1913
Milo Winter, The Arabian Nights Entertainments, 1914
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