Maidens, Monsters & Heroes: the fantasy illustrations of H. J. Ford


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Maidens, Monsters & Heroes: the fantasy illustrations of H. J. Ford, selected and edited by Jeff A. Menges.


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Auteur H. J. Ford
Éditeur Dover Publications
Reliure Couverture souple
Nombre de pages 116
Hauteur (cm) 27,9
Largeur (cm) 21
Épaisseur (cm) 0,7
Poids (kg) 0.45
Langue Anglais
Date de publication 2010
ISBN 978-04-86472-90-4

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Henry Justice Ford is best known for his collaboration with Andrew Lang on a popular series of twelve "Color" fairy tale books published at the turn of the twentieth century, the period now referred to as the Golden Age of Illustration.

The artist and the folklorist previously worked together on books with settings ranging from the Middle Ages through til the eighteenth century, including The Red Book of Animal Stories and The Book of Saints and Heroes. Ford’s other works include The Book of Princes and Princesses, Old Testament Legends, The Book of the Happy Warrior, The Arabian Nights Entertainments, and Pilgrim’s Progress.

Editor and graphic artist Jeff A. Menges, who provides an informative commentary, assembled this dazzling gallery of Ford’s heroes, supernatural creatures, saints, and historic figures. Half of the compilation’s images appear here in the rare full-colour formats of their original publication. Art lovers and book collectors alike will rejoice in this treasury of imaginative illustrations.

More information on the publisher's website here.