In this richly-illustrated book, illustrations of various Western editions of The Arabian Nights from the eighteenth to the twentieth century are presented and analysed. Visions of the Jinn is simultaneously a closely-focused study of a special case in the history of book illustration, an account of the evolution of an important strand of visual fantasy and a presentation of a hitherto neglected area of Orientalism. Some of the artists - Dulac, Doré, Brangwyn - are famous. Many others, such as Coster or Letchford, are almost totally unknown. In the course of the book, the discussion also reveals much about the visual discovery of the Near East in modern times. This volume will make an important contribution both to the history of book illustration and, more generally, to the history of the book.
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Visions of the Jinn is part bibliographical exposition, part dazzling lantern show: its 164 colour-saturated facsimiles, photographs and black-and-white images and their accompanying analysis offer a visually stunning and sensitive account... ( Elizabeth Lowry, Times Literary Supplement)
A scholarly but lively overview of the history of illustrating the Nights in the West...superb ( Jane Jakeman, The Art Newspaper)
Visions of the Jinn takes us through the fascinating history of illustrating a book, namely The Arabian Nights, which has, for centuries, allured and inspired generations of readers, adults and children alike. It displays an incredible array of illustrations and provides insight into the lives and influences of illustrators, engravers and publishers. ( Claire Gallien, Books and Ideas)
a magnificent and beautifully illustrated account of the various illustrators of the Nights ... a sumptuous book ... even Harun al-Rashid would have been happy to give it a place of honour on his bedside table. ( Eric Ormsby, Literary Review)
Formerly a lecturer in the Mediaeval History Department of the University of St Andrews, Robert Irwin is a writer, critic, editor and broadcaster. He has published six novels, as well as nine non-fiction books dealing with Middle Eastern culture, including The Arabian Nights: A Companion (1994). He has also edited the Penguin edition of Malcolm Lyons translation of The Arabian Nights (2009). He has travelled extensively in the Arab lands. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He is also the Director of a publishing company and an editor at The Times Literary Supplement.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 12112047-n
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0199590354
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0199590354
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 240 pages. 13.25x10.00x1.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0199590354