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An Edwardian Bestiary: 87 Color Plates by Maurice & Edward J. Detmold

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A prodigiously talented pair of English twins, the Detmold brothers shared an intense passion for drawing and observing animals. As young children, they began sketching at the Zoological Gardens in London, displayed their work at the Royal Academy by the time they were 13, and published their first book of illustrations soon after. The British art world recognized their unique gift immediately and saw them as a single creative soul residing in two bodies. Their exquisite etchings, watercolors, and pen and ink drawings, rendered in the Japanese style, are remarkable for their fine detail and vivid coloration.

This glorious collection of illustrations ranges from the Detmolds' 1899 debut, Pictures from Birdland, to a 1925 edition of the exotic Arabian Nights. Other selections include curious creatures great and small from Aesop's Fables and Fabre's Book of Insects. You'll encounter a meticulously rendered menagerie that includes a slithering python and fierce tiger from The Jungle Book, a vain jackdaw with beautiful plumage, a glistening lizard and butterfly in a garden, a lace-winged praying mantis, and so much more. Collectors of fine art and beautiful books, as well as animal lovers, will treasure this distinctive art from the Golden Age of book illustration. 

Synopsis:

This full-color collection of the Detmold brothers ranges from their 1899 debut, Pictures from Birdland, to a 1925 edition of Arabian Nights. Other selections include curious creatures from Aesop's Fables and Fabre's Book of Insects.

Synopsis:

This full-color collection of the Detmold brothers ranges from their 1899 debut, "Pictures from Birdland, " to a 1925 edition of "Arabian Nights." Other selections include curious creatures from "Aesop's Fables" and "Fabre's Book of Insects."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486468778
Subtitle:
87 Color Plates
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Menges, Jeff A.
Author:
Menges, Jeff A.
Author:
Detmold, Edward J.
Author:
Detmold, Maurice
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals in art
Subject:
Detmold, Charles Maurice
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
20090115
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
87 plates
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 0.86 lb

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An Edwardian Bestiary: 87 Color Plates by Maurice & Edward J. Detmold
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This full-color collection of the Detmold brothers ranges from their 1899 debut, Pictures from Birdland, to a 1925 edition of Arabian Nights. Other selections include curious creatures from Aesop's Fables and Fabre's Book of Insects.
"Synopsis" by , This full-color collection of the Detmold brothers ranges from their 1899 debut, "Pictures from Birdland, " to a 1925 edition of "Arabian Nights." Other selections include curious creatures from "Aesop's Fables" and "Fabre's Book of Insects."
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