Taschen : folktales classicsOn April 27, 2018 by Yelena
Latest TASCHEN publications revives the legacy of folktales classics.
The tales are accompanied by exquisite vintage illustrations from the past 200 years, including masterpieces from the legendary Danish artist Kay Nielsen, British artists Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of 19th-century German illustration Gustav Süs, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn.
An extra-large fine art portfolio features Kay Nielsen’s illustrations for A Thousand and One Nights Limited and numbered edition of 5,000 copies.
The 21 prints are reproduced directly from Nielsen’s original watercolour paintings and printed for the first time in 5 colours with gold.
A companion book features image descriptions, essays, and other rarely seen artworks.
Another remarkable publication is TASCHEN’s centenary reproduction of East of the Sun and West of the Moon revives a classic collection of 15 Norse folktales also illustrated by Kay Nielsen. Based on a precious first edition and including 11 of his extremely rare watercolour originals, the book features an all-new design refreshed for today’s readers, numerous full-page illustrations, and double-spreads.
The beautiful Brothers Grimm anthology is based on the popular 1857 edition and features 27 of their best-loved stories in a
vibrant and meticulous new translation commissioned for this publication. The tales are accompanied by exquisite vintage
illustrations from the past 200 years, including masterpieces from the legendary Kay Nielsen, British artists Walter Crane
and Arthur Rackham, and giants of 19th-century German illustration Gustav Süs, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn.
The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen presents the most famous Andersen stories, including classics such as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “The Princess and the Pea” . This lovingly designed book contains a sparkling and unexpected selection of beautiful artwork from the 1840s to the 1980s by beloved Arthur Rackham, the eccentric Tom Seidmann-Freud (niece of Sigmund Freud), and the groundbreaking film animator Lotte Reiniger, as well as exciting, newly discovered talents. The collection also features historic and contemporary silhouettes, which enrich the presentation of Andersen’s tales in a unique format, pairing one tale with one artist, and make this a fresh addition to children’s libraries as well as to adult art-book collections.