- Full Description
This issue features the art of J.W. Alexander, J.H. Amschewitz, W.J. Aylward, Anna W. Betts, Rene Bull, C.E. Chambers, H.C. Christy, Walter Clark, J.C. Coll, F. Craig, Charles Folkard, W.H. Foster, W.D. Goldbeck, A.I. Keller, Jessie King, J.C. Leyendecker, J.R. Neill, Kay Nielsen, Parrish, Pogany, Pyle, Herbert Railton (featured in the "Inkspot"), Harry Rountree (two plates from Doyle's The Lost World from the Original Art!), Tony Sarg, E. Wallcousins, Lawson Wood (4 pages), and more.
Rene Bull has seven color pieces from his opus works, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and The Arabian Nights.Two rare Jessie King pieces from The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art 1910 and 1911. An obscure Kay Nielsen from The Illustrated London News, 1912. Three pages with 6 color and 2 b&w pieces by W. J. Aylward, one of several Howard Pyle students in this issue.
The artwork here is chosen for its obscurity, coming from sources never previously collected. And for its content, based on Jim's choice of interesting, well-drawn images from his vast collection, one of the finest in existence. Fantasy is just one theme, knights and fairies and beautiful women all appear here, but you also will find gorgeous drawings and paintings of everything in between. Mythology, history, anthropomorphic animals, humor, erotica. Additionally, Jim worked very hard after scanning each image to make it the best one possible, correcting reproduction flaws and other shortcomings that might have happened in the original printing. So with no alteration, no enhancement, each image is nonetheless improved and most often better reproduced than it was first.
In addition, more so with later issues, some images are direct from the original artwork, such as most of the special issue #11. Jim also writes about many of the contributors, putting the images into persepective. full biographies of many of the artists (101 of them) are available on Jim's website, www.bpib.com.
- Additional Information
Item Code IMA05 Publisher Vadeboncoeur Publish Date 2003 Print Status Out of Print Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 36pg Color Partial Color