Arthur Rackham: A Life With Illustration (Hardcover)

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    James Hamilton is an art historian, biographer, and museum curator. He is the author of a number of art and historical biographies, including Faraday: The Life, The Sculpture of Austin Wright, Turner and Italy, and Turner: A Life, which was short-listed for the James Tait Black Memorial Award.

    The definitive and sumptuous biography of the one of the world's most collectible illustrators contains a richly detailed account of his life along with beautifully enchanting pictures

    Examining the work of the illustrator Arthur Rackham, this monograph traces his achievements throughout his illustrious career. Rackham's illustrations for such works as Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Rip Van Winkle have attained the classic status of the writings themselves?and indeed, in some cases, they have become synonymous with them. His works were also included in numerous exhibitions in his lifetime, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Rackham himself, however, has previously remained a shadowy figure. As well as featuring exquisite illustrations and sketches, extracts from Rackham's correspondence and insightful commentary shed new light on this much-collected illustrator.

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    ISBN 9781862058941
    Genre DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Illustration
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 200
    Publisher Date 2011-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Pavilion Books Ltd
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 11.75 in
    Wdth 8.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 3.0 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Life With Illustration
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hamilton, James
    Country of Origin United States

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