A beautiful book! 192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm. #0821
Popular folk tales / [by] the Brothers Grimm ; newly translated [from the German] by Brian Alderson ; illustrated by Michael Foreman. Fairy tales — Germany.
23 fairy tales are lovingly illustrated by Gestalten favourites. Childhood friends such as Hansel and Gretel or Cinderella are featured in addition to less well-known but no less wonderful protagonists. The visual updates underline the relevance and timeless language of these all-time classics. These new images will delight all ages. Each and every one of the illustrations was drawn with a loving, magical touch and infused with that secret yearning for bygone innocence and simplicity. Some are painstakingly drawn, some roughly sketched; others are madly detailed, cartoony, playful, romantic, imaginative, captivating, dark, trendy, stylised, strange, psychedelic, impish or enigmatical. Each and every chapter opens up a new realm of magic and colour, and readers will be tempted to skip ahead to rediscover more fairy lands. Masterfully executed, convincing and extraordinarily fun, this classical hardcover volume will make an ideal present for (god)children, their parents or even yourself.Featuring: Dan Abbott, Emma Ekerman, Rilla Alexander, Birgit Amadori, Kyotarow Aoki, Annlaug Auestad, Jan Callesen, Deanne Cheuk, Dead Chickens, Judith Drews/Hans Baltzer, Erotic Dragon, Margot Fellerer, Hendrik Hellige, Kinpro a.k.a. Shinya Chisato, Koraters, Michal Ksiazek, Christian Montenegro, Nathalie Nystad, Katrin Petursdottir, Koshiro Torisu, Clarissa Tossin, Pia Wall and Judith Zaugg.
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