This book brings together approximately two dozen of the most beloved of the classic Grimm fairy tales, including all the classics, such as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Sleeping Beauty," and "Hansel and Gretel" in an all-new translation specially commissioned for this publication.Read more...
This book brings together approximately two dozen of the most beloved of the classic Grimm fairy tales, including all the classics, such as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Sleeping Beauty," and "Hansel and Gretel" in an all-new translation specially commissioned for this publication. Containing a painstakingly-researched selection of artwork by some of the most famous illustrators from the 1850s to the 1950s--including Golden Age legend Kay Nielsen, beloved bestselling author Wanda Gag (of "Millions of Cats," 1928), British darlings Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of nineteenth century German illustration Hermann Vogel, Otto Speckter, and Viktor Paul Mohn--this compilation also includes beautiful silhouettes culled from original publications from the 1920s that run throughout the entire layout. For adults and children alike, this collection brings to life the magic of fairy tales and their illustrations.
- ISBN-13: 9783836526722
- ISBN-10: 3836526727
- Publisher: Taschen
- Publish Date: October 2011
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.32 x 1.49 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.18 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-10-24
- Reviewer: Staff
This gorgeous treasury pairs new translations of 27 of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales with vintage illustrations dating from the 1820s to the 1950s. Brief introductions offer insight into the symbolism, themes, and contemporary relevance of each tale. Though Price and Daniel’s translations feel modern (“Spare me the bawling,” the old woman tells Hansel and Gretel), they honor the darkness that characterizes “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Snow White,” and other tales. The images show striking range, from Walter Crane’s lush illustrations for “The Frog Prince” to Wanda Gag’s droll pen-and-ink drawings for “The Fisherman and His Wife.” The elegant presentation should entice readers to discover the cornucopia within. All ages. (Oct.)