Top 5 Beautiful Books for Art Lovers

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A peek into the best art books from our collection, perfect for a coffee table read or present for an art lover. These beautiful books house some of the best illustrations from the Golden Age – not to mention the wonderful stories. They make fantastic gifts.


The Illustrated Alice in Wonderland (The Golden Age of Illustration Series)

This beautiful book is a must-have for art lovers and Alice in Wonderland lovers alike. Presenting a collection of the best artwork from the likes of Arthur Rackham, Gwynedd M. Hudson, W. Heath Robinson; including some of the illustrations from the first publication by John Tenniel. The 200 illustrations provide such a different take on the creative tale that each presents its interpretation and further expansion of the already fantastic story. Featuring the delicate black and white artwork of John Tenniel, alongside the famously mystical work of Arthur Rackham, this illustrated Alice in Wonderland will take you on a journey like no other through the eyes of multiple artists.

The Illustrated Alice in Wonderland

 

 

Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures…

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The Art of Arthur Rackham – Celebrating 150 Years

Arthur Rackham is still regarded to this day one of the best artists from the Golden Age of Illustration. Having contributed to an extensive number of books, periodicals and magazines throughout his career, it is to no surprise that this book celebrating 15o years of the artist is spectacular. This beautiful volume presenting 150 original artworks, covers his incredible career – from his landmark 1905 edition of Rip Van Winkle to classic books such as Undine, and A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, to his final publication of The Wind in the Willows. This edition houses 150 beautiful illustrations curated from our treasury. Also containing a biography of the Rackham’s personal, professional and artistic life alongside his wonderful work, it is a complete celebration of the well-loved artist. A completely immersive read, it is hard not to lose yourself in the world that he creates.

The Art of Arthur Rackham

 

To celebrate one of the best and most loved artists in British history, Pook Press has compiled 150 of Arthur Rackham’s best illustrations in one beautiful volume…

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The Illustrated Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

This illustrated edition of the classic ‘rags to riches’ tale features 120 illustrations by twenty different artists from the Golden Age of Illustration – some dating as far back as 1859. The story of Aladdin and his magic lamp goes back centuries. Found in The Arabian Nights, or One thousand and One Nights – an enchanting collection of fairy tales of Middle East origin, the tale has captured the imagination of some of the best illustrators since the 18th century. The enchanting collection features artwork from the likes of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Milo Winter and many more. Each with such individual styling, the journey through the tale is immersive, with something new to discover at each turn of the page. The dark, bewitching work of  The Brothers Daziel contrasting with the brightly coloured work of Walter Crane adds another level to this already exotic story of love and wish-granting genies.

Illustrated Aladdin

 

The Illustrated Aladdin is a collection of exquisite illustrations gathered together in one beautiful book for all to love and treasure.

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The Illustrated Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

The Illustrated Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

The Illustrated Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

The Illustrated Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp


Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty – Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

One of the most adored illustrators of the Golden Age of Illustration Arthur Rackham and two of the most adored fairy tales of all time come together in this beautiful Deluxe Edition of Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty. Rackham’s silhouettes accompany the lovely tales in a black and white AND colour exploration of imagery. With the edition housing both stories in full, this 100th-Anniversary edition is fully illustrated. The extended novella fairy tales by C. S. Evans provide the perfect canvas for the artwork creating a truly enchanting read. This remarkable collaboration between writer and artist has been treasured for 100 years, and this beautiful new edition can be cherished once more.

 

 

Celebrating 100 years since their original publication in 1919 and 1920, Pook Press presents a new, deluxe edition of Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty…

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The Sleeping Beauty Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Pages

 


The Snow Queen – The Golden Age of Illustration Series

From our Golden Age of Illustration Series, this volume features the wonderful story from Hans Christian Andersen: The Snow Queen. First published in 1844, the classic fairy tale has inspired illustrators throughout the decades. This edition features a charming collection of artwork from the likes of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Harry Clarke and many more. The story of friendship, love and an evil curse is Andersen’s longest and among the most loved pieces of writing. The novella-length tale is told in seven stories and illustrated brilliantly throughout. Depicted beautifully with wintery imagery, the artwork of Honor C. Appleton combined with the magically dark work from Harry Clarke adds to the twists and turns of this story as it’s told.

 

 

‘The Snow Queen’, first published in May of 1844. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions…

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The Snow Queen - Golden Age of Illustration Series
The Snow Queen - Golden Age of Illustration Series

The Snow Queen - Golden Age of Illustration Series