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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.

Filling in the Blanks: A Prehistory of the Adult Coloring Craze

- February 6, 2019 in adult coloring books, Art & Illustrations, Books, botanical art, hisory of coloring in, kate greenaway, Painting, robert sayer, walter crane

Its dizzy heights may have passed, but the fad for adult coloring books is far from over. Many trace the origins of such publications to a wave of satirical colouring books published in the 1960s, but as Melissa N. Morris and Zach Carmichael explore, the existence of such books, and the urge to colour the printed image, goes back centuries.

Walter Crane’s Painting Book (1889)

- November 16, 2016 in children's book, coloring book, colouring book, illustration, vintage coloring book, walter crane

Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century painting book from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration.

Walter Crane’s Painting Book (1889)

- November 16, 2016 in children's book, coloring book, colouring book, illustration, vintage coloring book, walter crane

Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century painting book from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration.

Walter Crane’s Painting Book (1889)

- November 16, 2016 in children's book, coloring book, colouring book, illustration, vintage coloring book, walter crane

Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century painting book from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration.

Walter Crane’s Painting Book (1889)

- November 16, 2016 in children's book, coloring book, colouring book, illustration, vintage coloring book, walter crane

Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century painting book from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration.

The Baby’s Own Aesop (1908)

- May 30, 2013 in aesop's fables, collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, Internet Archive, limericks, New York Public Library Picture Collection, texts, Texts: 19th, Texts: 20th, Texts: Childrens, Texts: Picturebooks, Underlying Work: PD Worldwide, walter crane

The Baby’s own Aesop: being the fables condensed in rhyme with portable morals pictorially pointed by Walter Crane; 1908; F. Warne, New York. Walter Crane’s beautifully illustrated version of Aesop’s fables, shortened and put into limericks for the younger reader and first published in 1887. Aesop’s Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Apollonius of Tyana, a 1st-century CE philosopher, is recorded as having said about Aesop: … like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it. Then, too, he was really more attached to truth than the poets are; for the latter do violence to their own stories in order to make them probable; but he by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events. (Wikipedia) The book is housed at the Internet Archive, contributed by the New [...]

A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden (1899)

- May 10, 2012 in floral, flowers, garden, non-article, texts, Texts: 19th, Texts: Childrens, Texts: Fairytales, Texts: Fiction, Texts: Miscellaneous, Texts: Picturebooks, Texts: Poetry, walter crane


A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden, set forth in verses & coloured designs, by Walter Crane; 1899; Harper, London

Walter Crane (1845–1915) is considered to be the most prolific and influential children’s book creator of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child’s nursery motif that the genre of English children’s illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the latter 19th century. His work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children’s stories for decades to come. (Wikipedia)

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