The Art of Arthur Rackham – Celebrating 150 Years


The Art of Arthur Rackham – Celebrating 150 Years of the Great British Artist

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. 

2017 marks the 150th birthday of Arthur Rackham, the best illustrator of the Edwardian era. Over his long and illustrious career, he contributed to an extensive number of books, magazines and periodicals, resulting in a vast array of original artworks. In this book, Pook Press brings together 150 of the best of Rackham’s stunning illustrations, sourced from rare and original books. These incredible images cover Rackham’s career from his landmark 1905 edition of Rip Van Winkle to classic books such as Undine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Grimm’s Fairy Tales and his final publication, The Wind in the Willows. The book also contains a biography of Rackham’s personal, professional and artistic life.

With works such as The Art of Arthur Rackham, Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s.
Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children’s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.
We publish these rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
On this website, you can find out about some of our best-selling authors, illustrators, and stories. We also have a full bookshop, an introduction to the Golden Age of Illustration, and a history of the fairy tale itself.

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