『THE FANTASTIC KINGDOM』1

<『THE FANTASTIC KINGDOM』1>
三宮駅近くの古書店で、『THE FANTASTIC KINGDOM』という洋書を格安(Ballantine Books、500円)でゲットしたのです。

おお 1910年代のアーサー・ラッカムの挿絵が満載ではないか・・・
これぞ格安というものですよ♪


【THE FANTASTIC KINGDOM】


Dabid Larkin編、Ballantine Books、1978年刊、2020.2.24購入

<Most helpful customer reviews>より
I’ve owned this book since it was first published and it makes a marvelous gift for a younger generation who have never seen these classics. A real appreciation for the master illustrators of children’s literature. It should be reprinted!

<大使寸評>
おお 1910年代のアーサー・ラッカムの挿絵が満載ではないか・・・
これぞ格安というものですよ♪

amazonTHE FANTASTIC KINGDOM


Seize the despoiler! Rescue the gold! Help us! Help us! Woe! Woe!

アーサー・ラッカムのあたりを、見てみましょう。

Arthur Rackham
(1867-1939),born in London,captioned a self-potrait in oils ‘a transpontine Cockney’. One of twelve children, he displayed a precocious talent and a propensity for the fantastic.

He drew constantlyand, if forbidden paper, adorned pillows. Most of his ancestors were schoolmasters, and his father was a marshal in the British adminralty.

Family tradition also held descent from a pirate,hanged in at Port Royal, Jamaica-a gruesomely romantic notion,wjich appeled strongly to the young boy's imagination.

Rackham attended the lambeth and Slade schools and studied in Palis.
Charles Riketts, a classmate, introduced him to the exotic, exaggarated motifs of Art Nouveau.

Like George Cruikshank and Richard Doyle, Rackham combined in his style ekements of humor,caricature and vitarity,linked by an underlying humanness.While regukarly employed first as an insurance officer,then as a journalistic illustrater,he submitted drawing to a number of pubrications.

A commision to illustrate “Glimm's Fairy Tales”(1900) marked the beginning of his lasting fame.

Several of his early works were originally done in black and white and then re-issued in color; some used dramatic black silhouettes. A knowlegeable and practiced draftman,Rackhamrestricted himself almost exclusively to book illustration, developing complete mastery of the comlexities of the color plate.

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