Title Visions of the Jinn: Illustrators of the Arabian Nights (Studies in the Arcadian Library)
Book Condition As New
Jacket Condition As New
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Oxford University Press 2011
0199590354 / 9780199590353
Seller ID 005062
Hardcover as new, with dust wrapper. First edition. With colour illustrations, bibliography and index. First edition, pp256. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. 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, Dore, 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.