AuthorWilliam Feaver - David Larkin
1. When We Were Young : Two Centuries of Children's Book Illustrations Paperback - 1977 by William Feaver (Author)
In this selection of artists who have endured over the ages, William Feaver, one of England's most distinguished art crticics, makes an unabashedly personal survery.
When We Were Young is a comprehensive, international survey of art in children's books from William Blake to the advent of the television era in the 1950s. Feaver's introductory text discusses techniques sources, influences, styles, and the illustrators themselves: Tenniel, Crane, Doyle, Rackham, Beatrix Botter, HEinrich Hoffmann, Cruikshank, Burra, Lear, Sendak, and many more.
Here for the art lover, the art historian, the children's book specialist, the connoisseur, the nostalgia buff, is an enchanting voyage through the children's books of two hundred years.
The place section includes more than one hundred twenty-three illustrations, forty-four in color, each one fully annotated.
2. Christmas Book Paperback - Oct 17 1975 by David Larkin
Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, W. Heath Robinson, Mabel Lucy Attwell, N.C. Wyeth, and the other artists in this collection of work recreated the atmosphere of the season. these illustrators graphically depicted the romance, the bustle, the preparation, the work of Christmas, showing the social effect of the build-up and the gift wrapping. They, with great insight and sympathy, illustrated the point that the public gets its greatest enjoyment of Christmas from anticipation and the spontaneous moment of unwrapping. This selection endeavors to make the festival and the time before it enjoyable.
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