Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham : A Life with Illustration

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* A fascinating insight into the personality, career and work of one of the world's most collectable illustrators * Filled with enchanting pictures and authoritative text In this fascinating book, art historian James Hamilton examines the work and life of the illustrator Arthur Rackham. Rackham's illustrations for works such as Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night's Dream have attained the classic status of the writings themselves - indeed, in some cases they have become synonymous with them. 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 from James Hamilton shed new light on this much collected more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 228 x 308 x 22mm | 1,401.59g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Over 180 colour and black and white images
  • 1862058946
  • 9781862058941
  • 92,225

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"Examining the work of the illustrator Arthur Rackham, this monograph chases his achievements throughout his illustration career." The San Francisco Book Review"show more

About James Hamilton

James Hamilton is Curator at the University of Birmingham, and has worked at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, Portsmouth and Wakefield City Art Galleries, the Mappin Art Gallery in Sheffield and as a Director of the Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group. He organised a seminal Arthur Rackham exhibition at Sheffield, Bristol and the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1979/80 and has written written biographies of J. M. W. Turner and William Heath more

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