LOOK OF LOVE: Romantic Illustrations Through the AgesTHE BRITISH LIBRARY Book Number: 81963 Product format: Unknown
Emily Dickinson: 'Morning without you is a dwindled dawn' opposite an illustration by Ronald Balfour from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1920. Book and magazine covers, paintings and cartoons to pulp novels of the 20th century, a beautiful medieval illuminated image from the Golf Book 1520-30 with lovers at a fountain, a French party scene at night by Georges Barbier, a beautiful colour illustration from a 15th century Italian manuscript of Ovid, an intergalactic romantic portrait entitled A Honeymoon in Space by George Griffith 1901, artworks by Rossetti, Walter Crane, Arthur Rackham, Richard Doyle, to a German saucy seaside postcard from 1926, here are images of love from throughout the ages. The loving collection from the British Library is reproduced in full page colour on nearly every page with many famous literary writers being quoted aptly. A varied and beautiful collection of over 100 images. 144pp in softback.
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