Image and Text : Studies in the Illustration of English Literature.

Hodnett, E.

Verlag: Scolar Press, London, 1986 reprint of 1982 first edition, 1986
ISBN 10: 085967603X / ISBN 13: 9780859676038
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Titel: Image and Text : Studies in the Illustration...

Verlag: Scolar Press, London, 1986 reprint of 1982 first edition

Erscheinungsdatum: 1986

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition


Cloth, 8vo, 26 cm, vii, 271 pp, 42 ills. "Looks at the illustrations for books published by John Day (1522- 1584), illustrations for Shakespeare's plays in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, William Blake as illustrator, John Martin's pictures for Paradise Lost, the work of Hablot Knight Brown ("Phiz"), Sir John Tenniel's illustrations for A lice in Wonderland, Edward Burne Jones' designs for William Monis, and Aubrey Beardsley's pictures for four books published in the 1890s: Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Art hur, Oscar Wilde's Salome, Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock, and Beardsley's own Under the Hill. Hodnett assesses the efforts of these artists as interpreters of the text. For instance, he sees Fuseli's illustrations of Shakespeare as vigorous but insensitive to the text. Though John Gilbert was a lesser artist, his illustrations are more effective. Hodnett praises John Martin's Miltonic sensibility but questions his selection of scenes to depict." - Rosenblum. Contents: Image and Text; John Day's Illustrated Books; Images of Shakespeare; William Blake the Illustrator; John Martin's Paradise Lost; Phiz in Retrospect; Tenniel in Wonderland; The Kelmscott Burne-Jones; The Beardsley Gesture; Bibliography; Index. Fine in Very Good dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-16545

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