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500 Years of Illustration: From Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent

500 Years of Illustration: From Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent

by Howard Simon

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An unrivaled treasury of the methods, techniques, and examples of the great illustrators, this volume covers five centuries of decorations for the printed page. Ranging from the dawn of printing to the twentieth century, it offers working artists and students an unsurpassed reference and source of inspiration. It also forms a delightful browsing book for lovers of art and illustrated books.
Starting with 16th-century woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, the chronological presentation features works by Goya, Hogarth, Blake, Morris, Doré, Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, and other masters. A brief text introduces each section, and the volume concludes with an international roster of modern artists, categorized by country. All that is best and outstanding in the field of illustration appears here, in this giant book of sketches, engravings, woodcuts, and lithography.

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ISBN-13: 9780486261706
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Series: Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
File size: 84 MB
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About the Author

Howard Simon (1902–79) was a nationally renowned painter in oils and watercolors and an illustrator who worked in sketches and woodcut prints. Simon's works were exhibited at the Smithsonian and other museums, and he was a member of the art faculty of New York University for 20 years.

Table of Contents

Part One: The PastIn the BeginningAlbrecht DürerHans Holbein the YoungerWilliam HogarthWilliam BlakeFrancisco José de Goya y LucientesThomas BewickThomas RowlandsonGeorge CruikshankPhizJohn LeechRandolph CaldecottJohn TennielSir William Schwenk GilbertAubrey BeardsleyWilliam MorrisEdward CalvertCharles Henry BennettAdrian Ludwig RichterAdolph MenzelHonoré DaumierHenri Toulouse-LautrecGustave DoréPart Two: The PresentModern FranceModern GermanyModern PolandModern RussiaModern ItalyModern BelgiumModern HollandModern MexicoModern Great BritainThe United StatesIndex

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