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The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

- February 12, 2019 in aubrey beardsley, book cover illustration, book covers, graphic design, history of book covers, illustration, old book covers, printing, vintage book covers, walter crane

Selection of book covers produced during the bookbinding revolution of the 19th century and beyond.

The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

- February 12, 2019 in aubrey beardsley, book cover illustration, book covers, graphic design, history of book covers, illustration, old book covers, printing, vintage book covers, walter crane

Selection of book covers produced during the bookbinding revolution of the 19th century and beyond.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon, illustrated by Kay Nielsen (1922 edition)

- November 6, 2018 in fairytales, folktales, golden age of illustration, illustration, Kay Nielsen, norway

Book of Norwegian fairytales and one of the finest creations to emerge from the golden age of illustration.

Grandville, Visions, and Dreams

- September 26, 2018 in Art & Illustrations, Books, caricature, Featured Articles, grandville, illustration, J.J. Grandville, satire, surrealism

With its dreamlike inversions and kaleidoscopic cast of anthropomorphic objects, animals, and plants, the world of French artist J. J. Grandville is at once both delightful and disquieting. Patricia Mainardi explores the unique work of this 19th-century illustrator now recognised as a major precursor and inspiration to the Surrealist movement.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales, illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett (1921)

- March 20, 2018 in greek myths, illustration, Nathaniel Hawthorne, virginia frances sterrett

Beautiful 1920s edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's version of Greek myths for children, with illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales, illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett (1921)

- March 20, 2018 in greek myths, illustration, Nathaniel Hawthorne, virginia frances sterrett

Beautiful 1920s edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's version of Greek myths for children, with illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales, illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett (1921)

- March 20, 2018 in greek myths, illustration, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Beautiful 1920s edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's version of Greek myths for children, with illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales, illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett (1921)

- March 20, 2018 in greek myths, illustration, Nathaniel Hawthorne, virginia frances sterrett

Beautiful 1920s edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's version of Greek myths for children, with illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett.

Pods, Pots, and Potions: Putting Cacao to Paper in Early Modern Europe

- December 7, 2017 in Art & Illustrations, botanical art, botanical illustrations, cacao, chocolate, cocoa, colonialism, Culture & History, food, illustration, Science & Medicine

Christine Jones explores the different ways the cacao tree has been depicted through history — from 16th-century codices to 18th-century botanicals — and what this changing iconography reveals about cacao's journey into European culture.

Pods, Pots, and Potions: Putting Cacao to Paper in Early Modern Europe

- December 7, 2017 in Art & Illustrations, botanical art, botanical illustrations, cacao, chocolate, cocoa, colonialism, Culture & History, food, illustration, Science & Medicine

Christine Jones explores the different ways the cacao tree has been depicted through history — from 16th-century codices to 18th-century botanicals — and what this changing iconography reveals about cacao's journey into European culture.