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Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration

Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration

Author: James Hamilton
$70.00(NZD)  inc GST
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The definitive and sumptuous biography of the one of the world's most collectible illustrators contains a richly detailed account of his life along with beautifully enchanting pictures

Examining the work of the illustrator Arthur Rackham, this monograph traces his achievements throughout his illustrious career. Rackham's illustrations for such works as Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Rip Van Winkle have attained the classic status of the writings themselves--and indeed, in some cases, they have become synonymous with them. His works were also included in numerous exhibitions in his lifetime, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. 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 shed new light on this much-collected illustrator.

Author description

James Hamilton is University 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, Michael Faraday and Will ... read more on our website.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781862058941
  • : Pavilion Books
  • : Pavilion
  • : August 2010
  • : 304mm X 224mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Over 180 colour and b&w images
  • : James Hamilton
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 741.64092
  • : 200