This is a work of art! This book is well thought out and absolutely stunning with all of the pictures. It also includes some information on each of the fairy tales on golden paper which adds another nice touch to the book. I also couldn't have asked for a better price!...
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Hardcover)
TASCHEN editor Noel Daniel graduated from Princeton University, and studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. She received a masters in London and was the director of a photography art gallery before becoming a book editor. Her TASCHEN books include Magic 1400s1950s (2009) and The Circus 18701950 (2008).
Matthew R. Price has translated for leading theaters and publications in Germany and the US. A graduate of Princeton University, he studied in Berlin on a DAAD Fellowship, receiving his masters from the University of the Arts. After an early career producing theater, he earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University and lives in New York City.
Containing a selection of charming vintage illustrations from the 1820s to the 1950s by true masters of pictorial invention-the legendary Kay Nielsen, bestselling childrens books author Gustaf Tenggren, British artists Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of nineteenth century German illustration Gustav Sus, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn, as well as many new discoveriesthis compilation also features historic and contemporary silhouettes that dance across the pages like delicate black paper lace. In addition to the tales and illustrations, the book contains a foreword on the Grimms legacy, brief introductions to each fairy tale, and extended artists biographies in the appendix.
For adults and children alike, this opulent edition rekindles the eternal magic of the Grimms talesthe second most widely read collection of stories in the world after the Bible.
- Features illustrations by famous artists from Germany, Britain, Sweden, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and the United States in a unique format pairing one tale with one artist
- Includes a new translation accessible to readers of all ages that is based on the final 1857 edition of the tales
- Contains dozens of new, unique silhouettes specially commissioned for the book
- As part of UNESCOs Memory of the World Register (which safeguards cultural documents), these tales are widely recognized as a vital part of world history
The Frog Prince, The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats, Little Brother and Little Sister, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Brave Little Tailor, Cinderella, Mother Holle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Devil with Three Golden Hairs, The Shoemaker and the Elves, Tom Thumbs Travels, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Feathers, The Golden Goose, Jorinde and Joringel, The Goose Girl, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Star Coins, Snow White and Red Nose, The Hare and the Hedgehog, Puss n Boots, The Golden Key
|Genre||FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology|
|Publisher Date||2011-10-04 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Taschen America Llc|
|Unit weight||2.86 lb|
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This is a work of art! This book is well thought out and absolutely stunning with all of the pictures. It also includes some information on each of the fairy tales on golden paper which adds another nice touch to the book. I also couldn't have asked for a better price!Read More
Overstock had the best price on the Internet for this book. Regarding the book, these fairy tales might be or are completely different than your childhood memories. You need this book to get the stories straight, versus Disney-ized adaptations. The credentials of the translators are impressive. The background and purposes of the Brothers is accurate and important to know as you consider the lessons of the tales. Every adultand particularly parentsshould have such a book. One of my best purchases ever.Read More
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