The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

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The timeless tale of the spellbound princess takes on a delightful dimension in this hardcover keepsake edition. Arthur Rackham, the leading figure of the Golden Age of Illustration, envisions a fantasy world in the form of crisp black-and-white silhouettes. Six full- and three-color plates include an image featured only in the original edition's limited run of 625 signed more

Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 180 x 256 x 18mm | 599.99g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 1606600419
  • 9781606600412
  • 742,613

Review quote

"There is a renewed confidence, a delicacy of vision in these pictures, which is surprising and refreshing for those familiar with the sophisticated color palette for which Rackham was famed at the time. Not, of course, that Rackham was in any sense new to the use of silhouettes, but [Sleeping Beauty] is the first from his pen to depend entirely upon this interesting and difficult technique. His simple forms are often inventive, imaginative, amusing and tell their stories well. But it is in the more sophisticated silhouettes, in which he combines texture and reversals .... that Rackham's ingenuity is fully expressed. Fred Getting, "Arthur Rackham, "1975show more

About Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was an English artist and a leading figure in the early 20th century's Golden Age of Illustration. He interpreted scenes from fairy tales, opera, and Shakespearean comedy with whimsical and romantic images that continue to enchant children and adults alike. C. S. Evans (1883-1944) was a Director and Chairman of William Heinemann more

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1,118 ratings
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2 6% (72)
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