In the late 17th century, French author Charles Perrault helped define the fairy tale genre, transforming what had previously been an oral tradition. This magnificent hardcover reproduces his captivating renditions of "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," and ten other childhood favorites. Twenty-four graceful, witty illustrations by Irish artist Harry Clarke include full-color, pen-and-ink, and silhouette images. Introduction by art historian Thomas Bodkin.
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Relié: 192 pages
Editeur : Dover Publications Inc. (1 novembre 2012)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Immortal stories with superb Harry Clarke illustrations13 février 2014
Par D. F. Jones - Publié sur Amazon.com
If you ever wondered where Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty came from, they came from this remarkable 17th century Frenchman. The stories themselves are fascinating, as they all have morals appended that are, of course, very tied to the cultural mores of the time. And no, they aren't exactly like the Disney versions! Harry Clarke is considered Ireland's greatest illustrator, and the reproductions of his color and black & white work in this book will show you why. The intricacy of the illustrations is just astonishing, and I am happy to say that this book shows them very well - sharp, deep, and with good color fidelity. It's true that some of the females are bare chested and Sleeping Beauty is covered only by a veil, but I find this no more suggestive than, say, Venus di Milo. It's great art, and very much in keeping with the time the tales were written - check out the sky high hair on the noblewomen! All told, a fascinating soiree into the origins of some of our most familiar fairy tales.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Not precisely for children26 août 2013
Par Kat - Publié sur Amazon.com
The vocabulary is more for the adult reader - there are many words that would puzzle any 10 year old, and would call for dictionary. Some of the pictures in this edition are definitely not for a child, unless one thinks that naked breasts are ok for a children's edition. It was a mistake on my part to purchase this book for a child. I should have searched for more child oriented edition.