Download e-book for kindle: 500 Years of Illustration: From Albrecht Durer to Rockwell by Howard Simon

By Howard Simon

ISBN-10: 0486484653

ISBN-13: 9780486484655

For operating artists and scholars alike, this can be an unequalled treasury of the equipment, innovations, and examples of serious illustrators from the sunrise of printing to the 20 th century. that includes works by means of Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, and others, it serves as a reference in addition to a pleasant looking e-book.

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The valuable recommendations and suggestions of Mr. Jerome Darwin Engel, in connection with the preparation and organization of this book, are cordially acknowledged. THE PUBLISHERS. 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 INTRODUCTION ONE OF the distinguishing marks of a great book is the persistence with which it is illustrated.

When the Revolution broke out in 1808, Goya witnessed the terrible massacre of civilians by the soldiers at Puerto del Sol. Out of this came one of the most shockingly realistic of all paintings of war. Goya left countless etchings—los Caprichos alone is a series of eighty plates—lithographs and drawings. Their varied subjects inspire horror, and amazement at the artist’s diabolical inventiveness. There are garrotted men, and mothers offering their daughters as prostitutes. There are scenes of the bull ring made with evident enjoyment, the tortures of the Inquisition, and the brutality of the Revolution.

In it the lyrical and mystic elements of Blake’s strange genius are closely mingled. Except for four years at Felpham, where he worked on a life of Cowper under the author’s eyes, Blake spent his entire life within the walls of London. His circle of friends widened to include a Captain Butts, for thirty years the artist’s faithful admirer and patron. Were Blake living today, it is doubtful that he would be less incomprehensible to us than he was to his contemporaries. Ceaselessly he fought against materialism.

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