Synopses & Reviews
An unrivaled treasury of the methods, techniques, and examples of the great illustrators, this volume covers five centuries of decorations for the printed page. Ranging from the dawn of printing to the twentieth century, it offers working artists and students an unsurpassed reference and source of inspiration. It also forms a delightful browsing book for lovers of art and illustrated books.
Starting with 16th-century woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, the chronological presentation features works by Goya, Hogarth, Blake, Morris, Doré, Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, and other masters. A brief text introduces each section, and the volume concludes with an international roster of modern artists, categorized by country. All that is best and outstanding in the field of illustration appears here, in this giant book of sketches, engravings, woodcuts, and lithography.
Unrivaled treasury of art from the 1500s through the 1900s includes drawings by Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, others. Hundreds of illustrations, brief introductions. Ideal as reference and browsing book.
For working artists and students alike, this is an unrivaled treasury of the methods, techniques, and examples of great illustrators from the dawn of printing to the 20th century. Featuring works by Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, and others, it serves as a reference as well as a delightful browsing book.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Past In the Beginning Albrecht Dürer Hans Holbein the Younger William Hogarth William Blake Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes Thomas Bewick Thomas Rowlandson George Cruikshank Phiz John Leech Randolph Caldecott John Tenniel Sir William Schwenk Gilbert Aubrey Beardsley William Morris Edward Calvert Charles Henry Bennett Adrian Ludwig Richter Adolph Menzel Honoré Daumier Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Gustave Doré Part Two: The Present Modern France Modern Germany Modern Poland Modern Russia Modern Italy Modern Belgium Modern Holland Modern Mexico Modern Great Britain The United States Index