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Every generation has a chance to rediscover the ageless tales from Arthurian myth. But who was King Arthur? Was he a great and noble king, a strong warrior chieftain, a Celtic deity, or a compelling character of myth and legend? The lack of solid evidence has fueled fierce debate among scholars and historians. But whether or not we can verify his existence — or guess at his appearance — a gallery of important artists have used their prodigious talents to depict King Arthur and his compatriots in a range of creative styles. This stunning array of 148 color and black-and-white illustrations compiles the best of this artwork. This unique collection presents interpretations of medieval times and the chivalric code — from simply elegant to lavishly ornate — by legends N. C. Wyeth, Aubrey Beardsley, William Russell Flint, Howard Pyle, and others. Accompanied by an introduction to each artist and his work, this visual feast is a triumph of creativity and a tempting invitation to return to the spellbinding world of Camelot.
Every generation rediscovers the ageless tales from Arthurian myth. This superb collection of 130 color and black-and-white illustrations presents unique interpretations of medieval times and the chivalric code by a variety of legendary artists, including N. C. Wyeth, Aubrey Beardsley, William Russell Flint, Howard Pyle, and others.
This collection of 148 color and black-and-white illustrations presents unique interpretations of the enduringly popular Arthurian legends by a variety of artists, including Wyeth, Beardsley, Flint, and Pyle.
About the Author
Dover cover design artist Jeff A. Menges specializes in fantasy art and has edited books on the art of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, and Warwick Goble as well as an anthology of Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventure.
Table of Contents
Will and Francis 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
Edmund Dulac, 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 Ahmed and the Fairy Perie Banou, 1913