Big wave in 3DPublisher "Thames & Nudson" pleased connoisseurs of art with an album of a larger format with six works by the Japanese master Hokusai, presented in bulk. It is noted that the author was an unusually prolific artist who created in the ukiyo-e genre (translated as images or paintings of a changing world). The engravings laid out above the plane of this large in size album look especially interesting and very ... present!The publisher offers an album for £ 19.95, the Amazon website (look for the title of Hokusai Pop-Ups) for about $ 25.Images of the changeable world made volumetric famous designer Courtney Watson McCarthy. Here is another example of his work - an album with the works of Salvador Dali.
Magic in the square"Harry Potter" is akin to the New Year. It seems to be for children, it seems to be undignified, but how many adults around the world love this fairy tale! Among those, and the British artist Jim Kay.
In 2012, he received the Kate Greenway Medal for an illustration of Patrick Ness's science fiction novel The Monster's Voice. One of the main awards for designers of children's books was for the winner a “ticket” to the Potteriana: Kay was noticed by its author JK Rowling. The artist was offered to create illustrations for all seven volumes published at that time.Jim Kay on the background of his work The British says that it caused him to have a "mixture of delight and horror." He was very afraid "to become famous as the man who destroyed the most popular children's book in history."
The fears were in vain: the illustrations caused mostly positive, and often enthusiastic reviews. Including from Rowling herself: “The illustrations of Jim Kay startled me to the depths of my soul. I love his view of the world of Harry Potter, and it is a great honor for me that Jim agreed to decorate this world with his talent. ”The book is published in Russian and Ukrainian languages - not all volumes have been published yet, but the beginning looks really magical!
Little sinful pleasuresFor the first time since 1973, the German publishing house Taschen has released a collection of recipes, Les Diners de Gala (Gala Dinners), a culinary book of the great and terrible Salvador Dali. With his own illustrations, naturally.
The surrealist himself described this publication as “lively, aggressive and bold”. Some of the titles of the chapters are: “Autumn cannibalism”, “Sodomized snacks”, “Little sinful pleasures” and similar challenges of public morality.The price of a book on the Amazon website is $ 36.7.Illustration for the book "Les Diners de Gala" by Salvador Dali1971In more detail about the artist's unique undertaking - in the special article "Arthive" (you will make an impression about the recipes)
Alice in the country of DaliThe famous creation of Lewis Carroll - a children's fairy tale, which adults love, and again Salvador Dali. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the release of "Alice in Wonderland" for the first time since the first (expensive) circulation, a book has been re-released with illustrations of the same great and terrible.
Now the publication can be bought, for example, on "Amazon". Prices range from 12 to 19 dollars.That Munchhausen ...
And one more “non-children's children's book” - the unfading “Adventures of Baron Munchhausen”. This time - with illustrations by Lev Kaplan. A native of Ukrainian Lugansk, since 1992 he lives in Stuttgart (Germany). He says that he still looks at everything through the eyes of a child - a very talented child, it should be noted!The artist also illustrated the "Tales of the Black Forest" by the Brothers Grimm.“Actually, I was planning another illustration for the cover of the Brothers Grimm Saga: I wanted to put a rat-catcher playing a pipe, in front of which a rat dances in jester's clothes ...” Read more about the work of Lev Kaplan (plus many illustrations) in his interview to Arthive ".
Comedy of mistakes with a bad endingAnother famous illustrator, Vladislav Yerko, designed the new Ukrainian-language edition of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (translated by Yuri Andrukhovich). We arranged the virtual premiere of this extraordinary publication with the artist.The gift book from the Ababagalamaga publishing house is far from the standard idea of the story, which is “no sadder in the world”. After all, the artist considers the play not a tragedy, but a “comedy of mistakes with a bad ending” and does not neglect erotic motives.Read also the interview with Vladislav Yerko, which includes many illustrations provided by the artist "Arthive": "I embody everything that I want to do in book illustrations"
The devil is in the details- this is how “Taschen” presents its magnificent brainchild: an album of works by Hieronymus Bosch. This edition is an enlarged format, with folding pages. The height of the book is about 45 cm, all for the convenience of looking at the details!The reason for the release of a luxurious album was the 500th anniversary of the death of the Dutch master of nightmares. "Particular attention is paid to the most famous work of Bosch - a fascinating and terrifying triptych" Garden of earthly pleasures, "- said the publisher.Triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights" - a turn in the book-album. By the way, the Oscar-winning actor and public figure Leonardo di Caprio presented this book to Pope Francis. He is known, in particular, as an active environmentalist, and the cinematographer associates the present state of the planet with the Garden of Earthly Delights, more precisely, with the blackened sky on the right wing of the triptych ...
Read more - in the material "Arthive".The publishing house offers the Hieronymus Bosch album book: Complete Works in the usual format (300 pages about A4 size) for £ 27.99, and in the original, enlarged format - for 99.99. Both versions of the book are also available on the Amazon website (standard edition - about $ 30, enlarged format - about 115).