Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color

One of the most renowned and best-loved illustrators of his day, English artist Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) brought countless stories and fairy tales to life though his vivid imagination and eye for telling details. Combining a sensitive use of line and subdued watercolors, he skillfully depicted forests of startling trees with claw-like roots, wholesome fairy maidens, monsters, and demons, and backgrounds filled with obscure figures. His inspired illustrations for the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900) brought him his first great success, with a long and distinguished career to follow.
This collection of 55 full-color plates, reproduced from rare early editions, contains a rich selection of Rackham's best fairy tale images: a giant terrorizing the inhabitants of an isolated village in English Fairy Tales, a wicked witch greeting two lost children on her doorstep in Hansel and Gretel, a young maiden beset by snarling wolves in Irish Fairy Tales, and many more, including illustrations from Snowdrop and Other Tales, Little Brother and Little Sister, and The Allies' Fairy Book.

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By Nicole (Danvers, MA) · ★★★★☆ · May 01, 2014
Beautiful illustrations! Love them! ...more
By Mary (Cromwell, CT) · ★★★★☆ · March 01, 2014
A lovely collection of full plate color illustrations. Includes many tales that are not well known -- and not all from the Brothers Grimm, either. ...more
By Rebecca (Columbus, OH) · ★★★★☆ · April 13, 2007
Both Lisbeth Zwerger and Tony DiTerlizzi, two of my all-time favorite illustrators, cite Arthur Rackham as an inspiration. His influence is obvious. He's a contemporary of Winsor McCay, also on this list. I think Rackham is one of the original masters of fairytale illustration. Nuff said. ...more
By Chelsie · ★★★★★ · April 05, 2008
This is a beautiful book of illustrations of some of the most memorable fairy tales in the world. These large colour prints are breathtaking and full of character. ...more
By Gretchen (Granite Falls, MN) · August 11, 2011
Love Arthur Rackham... ...more