British Book Illustration of the 1900–1910s: Sources of Inspiration
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- book illustration, book design, graphic, gift-books, limited editions, British art, Edwardian era, art nouveau, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, William Heath Robinson
A huge number of illustrators appeared in the beginning of XX century in Great Britain, first of all in London, who worked on the design of wonderful gift-books. The most outstanding of them were Arthur Rackham (1867–1939), Edmund Dulac (1882–1953), brothers Charles Robinson (1870–1937) and William Heath Robinson (1872–1944), as well as brothers Charles Maurice Detmold (1883–1908) and Edward Julius Detmold (1883–1957). In addition to these artists, more than twenty more graphics were engaged in illustrating various novels, short stories, plays and fairy tales in England in this historical period, but their achievements are either less visible or are the result of imitating the abovementioned illustrators, which makes them secondary to the leaders of this direction. The peculiarity of book illustration of this period is the high level of technical training of graphic artists who studied on the best examples of Victorian art, numerous references in their work to the styles of past epochs, as well as focusing mainly on classical, or fairy tale literature. All of them are unique in their own way, and therefore there is a special interest in identifying common sources of influence on these masters, to determine the universal stylistic features of their work on the basis of the key subjects of fiction illustrated by them, as well as their classification within the era in all these categories.
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TY - CONF AU - Dmitry Lebedev PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - British Book Illustration of the 1900–1910s: Sources of Inspiration BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 222 EP - 231 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.040 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.040 ID - Lebedev2020 ER -