Once Upon a Time...: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tale Illustrations

Once Upon a Time...: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tale Illustrations

Paperback Dover Fine Art, History of Art

Edited by Jeff A. Menges

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 277mm x 15mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486468305
  • ISBN 13: 9780486468303
  • Sales rank: 186,175

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This enchanting gallery transports viewers to a fairy tale world -- an ageless fantasy realm inhabited by characters from favorite folktales and depicted by renowned artists. Lovingly reproduced from rare early editions, more than 180 illustrations portray scenes from stories by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and other sources, including ancient Celtic and Norse legends. Breathtaking art, dating from 1882 to 1923, captures the genius of 23 illustrators, including Arthur Rackham, Gustave Dore, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Warwick Goble, and Walter Crane. The imaginative interpretations include vignettes from "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Puss in Boots," "The Snow Queen," and scores of other familiar and lesser-known tales. The illustrations, many of which are brilliantly colored, full-page images, appear with a caption that includes the artist's name, the story from which it's drawn, and a descriptive line or direct quotation from the tale. Book lovers of all ages will rejoice in this treasury and its happy marriage of fine art and fairy tales.

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Table of contents

FRONTMATTERi. FRANK SCHOONOVER—Cover plate for Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales and Wonder StoriesINTRODUCTION (Beauty and the Beast plates)ii. WALTER CRANE, Goody Two Shoes' Picture Bookiii. EDMUND DULAC, The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales iv. WARWICK GOBLE, The Fairy Book; The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and  Rendered Anewv. WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON, Old Time StoriesELENORE ABBOTT—Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Wild Swans and Other StoriesMABEL LUCIE ATTWELL—Hans Andersen's Fairy TalesA. DUNCAN CARSE—Hans Andersen's Fairy TalesHARRY CLARKE—Fairy Tales from Hans AndersenHERBERT COLE—Fairy Gold, A Book of English Fairy TalesWALTER CRANE—Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm, Goody Two Shoes' Picture BookGUSTAVE DORÉ—Les Contes de PerraultEDMUND DULAC—The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales, Stories from Hans AndersenCHARLES FOLKARD—Grimm's Fairy TalesHAROLD JUSTICE FORD—The Green Fairy Book, The Book of Romance, The Crimson Fairy Book, The Brown Fairy Book, The Red Book of RomanceWARWICK GOBLE—The Fairy Book; The Best Popular Stories selected and Rendered AnewREGINALD KNOWLES—Norse Fairy TalesKAY NIELSEN—East of the Sun, West of the Moon, In Powder and CrinolineNOEL POCOCK—Grimm's Fairy TalesARTHUR RACKHAM—English Fairy Tales, The Allies' Fairy Book, Snowdrop and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Hansel and Grethel and Other Tales by the Brothers GrimmLOUIS RHEAD—Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales and Wonder StoriesWILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON—Hans Andersen's Fairy TalesCHARLES ROBINSON—The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar WildeHELEN STRATTON—The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian AndersenHANS TEGNER—Fairy Tales and Stories by Hans Christian AndersenGUSTAV TENGRENN—D'Aulonoy's Fairy TalesMILO WINTER—Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales