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Reprinted for the first time since its original publication in 1969, David Hockney’s illustrations for the tales of the Brothers Grimm are like no other version. Although inspired by earlier illustrators of the tales, including Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, Hockney’s extraordinary etchings reimagine these strange and supernatural stories for a modern audience, capturingReprinted for the first time since its original publication in 1969, David Hockney’s illustrations for the tales of the Brothers Grimm are like no other version. Although inspired by earlier illustrators of the tales, including Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, Hockney’s extraordinary etchings reimagine these strange and supernatural stories for a modern audience, capturing their distinctive atmosphere in a style that is recognizably the artist’s own. Hockney’s book brings together some well-known tales, such as Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin, with others that are less familiar, like Old Rinkrank. Informed by great art of the past, attuned to idiosyncrasies of character and incident, and fresh in execution and content, his illustrations invite us to read each story as if for the first time....

Title : David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm with illustrations by David Hockney
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ISBN : 9781907533242
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm with illustrations by David Hockney Reviews

  • Toni
    2018-12-09 14:12

    A book for those of us who enjoy the artistry of a beautifully made book as well as the contents.This slim volume hits both marks spot on. My copy is a grey blue. Who knew Hockney was a great illustrator; the black and white drawings are wistful with a sense of remove. It also "illustrates" how familiar tales like these can be enhanced by skillful visuals.

  • Erin Scudder
    2018-12-06 18:20

    Grim stories (pun intended) with no censorship or modification - macabre and delightful in a sinister way. Hockney's illustrations are spare and haunting and add much to the reading experience. A slim treasure for dark and stormy nights.

  • Russell
    2018-11-09 18:26

    Six Grimm's fairy tales, some classics you already know and some unremarkable ones you don't. All of them ruined by David Hockney's shitty 'drawing'.

  • Sue Dale
    2018-12-07 15:10

    A perfect train ride read. A perfect bag size. Grimm's fairy tales broken up with Hockney's crisp lines and imagination.

  • Simon Sweetman
    2018-12-02 12:12

    Some great illustrations from Hockney - and interesting to read some of the original stories; a few I knew, a few I didn't, or they've just suffered from transliterations over the years...