Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost"

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134032

Category: Art

Page: 64

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All 50 of Doré's powerful illustrations for Milton's epic poem, recounting mankind's fall from the grace of God through the work of Satan. Appropriate quotes from the text are printed with each illustration.
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Doré's Illustrations for Don Quixote

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136949

Category: Art

Page: 160

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190 wood-engraved plates, 120 full-page: charging the windmill, traversing Spanish plains, valleys, mountains, ghostly visions of dragons, knights, flaming lake. Marvelous detail, minutiae, accurate costumes, architecture, enchantment, pathos, humor. Captions.
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Doré's Angels

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141497

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Dozens of the renowned artist's celestial beings, as created for such great literary works as the Bible, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Milton's classic, Paradise Lost. 75 black-and-white illustrations.
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Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventure

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138348

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 1989

This original collection assembles 86 of Doré's best depictions of knights and their adventures from Idylls of the King, Don Quixote, Orlando Furioso, Michaud's History of the Crusades, Rabelais, and other sources.
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The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486129934

Category: Art

Page: 141

View: 8062

These 135 fantastic scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece — from the depths of hell onto the mountain of purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of paradise.
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Doré's Illustrations for Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"

A Selection of 208 Illustrations

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141012

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Great 19th-century illustrator's last major achievement: 208 brooding, surreal illustrations of magnificent, influential Renaissance epic poem. Jousting knights, damsels in distress, and grotesque monsters come to life under Doré's exuberant pen style.
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Doré's Illustrations of the Crusades

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138119

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 9004

All 100 original plates from 19th-century classic, including The Massacre of Antioch, The Road to Jerusalem, The Baptism of Infidels, The Battle of Lepanto, many more. Magnificent, royalty-free illustrations with captions.
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Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King"

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137961

Category: Art

Page: 80

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36 splendid illustrations, accompanied by quotes from Tennyson's poem, dramatically recapture the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the tale of the fair Elaine, and more.
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William Blake's Divine Comedy Illustrations

102 Full-Color Plates

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613377X

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 4789

Commissioned in 1824 — just three years before his death — Blake's sublime watercolors are peerless interpretations of Dante's vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven and range from finished pieces to rough sketches.
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The Doré Bible Illustrations

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131939

Category: Art

Page: 241

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Detailed plates from the Bible: the Creation scenes, Adam and Eve, horrifying visions of the Flood, the battle sequences with their monumental crowds, depictions of the life of Jesus, 241 plates in all.
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Doré Gallery

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fantasy in art

Page: 128

View: 7241

Contains engravings from a wide variety of Gustave Doré's most popular and successful works.
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Doré's Dragons, Demons and Monsters

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141438

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 9126

Superb reproductions of illustrations for The Bible, Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy, and other works, with brilliantly imaginative scenes dominated by fantastic creatures of land, sea, and air. 90 illustrations.
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Pictures and Tears

A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135950121

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 9011

Art Does art leave you cold? And is that what it's supposed to do? Or is a painting meant to move you to tears? Hemingway was reduced to tears in the midst of a drinking bout when a painting by James Thurber caught his eye. And what's bad about that? In Pictures and Tears, art historian James Elkins tells the story of paintings that have made people cry. Drawing upon anecdotes related to individual works of art, he provides a chronicle of how people have shown emotion before works of art in the past, and a meditation on the curious tearlessness with which most people approach art in the present. Deeply personal, Pictures and Tears is a history of emotion and vulnerability, and an inquiry into the nature of art. This book is a rare and invaluable treasure for people who love art. Also includes an 8-page color insert.
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Gustav Doré (1832-1883)

Master of Imagination

Author: Philippe Kaenel

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782081316430

Category: Art

Page: 335

View: 616

"Hailed as "the most illustrious of illustrators" by his contemporaries, Gustave Doré's engravings are still renowned today. His drawings appeared regularly in many historic nineteenth-century newspapers, such as the Pictorial Times or The Illustrated London News, and his illustrations for Cervantes's Don Quixote, Milton's Paradise Lost, Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, Perrault's Faily Tales, La Fontaine's Fables, Dante's Inferno, and the Holy Bible have ensured his place in our collective memory. Yet, the extent of Doré's genius remains largely unsung; he was both a prolific and protean artist, and a virtuoso in several disciplines. In his engravings, paintings, and sculptures, he alternated between historical, genre, and landscape tableaux, mastering monumental ensembles just as skilfully as modest, intimate, or farcical scenes. From oils on canvas in flamboyant tones to watercolours and wash drawings, Doré is an indisputable master of colour and material. His oeuvre also spans eras and geographical regions from Europe to the United States or Russia revealing his insatiable curiosity through a vast range of themes. Doré's multi-faceted work continues to provide a rich source of inspiration for cinema and comic arts alike, inscribing his enduring legacy in popular culture today."--P. [4] of cover.
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Doré's Illustrations for the Fables of La Fontaine

Author: Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486169502

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 3575

Magnificent illustrations for La Fontaine's witty Fables, with charming images of country folk and animal life, heroes from Greek mythology, and creatures from tales by Aesop. 84 full-page plates and 39 vignettes.
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John Milton's Paradise Lost, in Plain English

A Simple, Line by Line Translation of the Complicated Masterpiece

Author: John Milton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963962157

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 447

View: 7938

John Milton's overwhelming masterpiece, "Paradise Lost" is transformed into simple, everyday language. Milton's poem is on each left-hand page, and the Plain English version is across from it. Corresponding numbered lines make for easy comparison.
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Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
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Paradise Lost

Author: Pablo Auladell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473523524

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 320

View: 8754

Paradise Lost, Milton’s epic poem, charts humanity’s fall from grace and the origin of the struggle between God and Satan, good and evil, life and death. In the aftermath of the Angels’ devastating defeat in the war for Heaven, Satan determines to seek his revenge. Meanwhile, Adam and Eve have newly awakened in the Garden of Eden ... First published nearly 350 years ago, Paradise Lost has now been reimagined by the Spanish artist Pablo Auladell. His astonishing artwork portrays the complexity and tragedy of one of the great stories of all time. His bleak and surprising imagery captures the lyricism of Milton’s original for a new audience, and is a masterful tribute to a literary classic.
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Dante's Vision of Hell - Illustrations by Gustave Dore

Author: Rolf McEwen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981615193

Category:

Page: 74

View: 7726

These beautiful illustrations by Gustave Dore of Dante's "Vision of Hell" are true works of art. The portrayal of Hell is one of torture, suffering, and misery. Dore was a brilliant artist who illustrated a number of classics produced during his productive life.
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