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Once Upon a Time: Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primers, Pop-Ups, and Other Children's Books

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Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent reads from a lovingly illustrated picture book. Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Robinson Crusoethe colorful illustrations that decorated the pages of these stories remain forever captured in the minds eye. Once Upon a Time reawakens the j Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent reads from a lovingly illustrated picture book. Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Robinson Crusoethe colorful illustrations that decorated the pages of these stories remain forever captured in the minds eye. Once Upon a Time reawakens the joys of childhood reading, of seeing a story come alive in words and pictures on the printed pageand in our nascent imaginations. Drawing upon the extraordinary collection of Victorian-era illustrated books amassed by Arthur and Ellen Liman, it presents fairy tales and fables, nursery rhymes, instructional books, juvenile fiction, histories, and manners manuals. Created through a variety of illustration techniques and printing processes, most are beautifully colored. Many are also animated with moveable parts. These striking objects are accompanied by brief texts that place them within their era and illuminate the rise of children's literature in America as a cultural phenomenon related to the growth of literacy, an increase in leisure time, and an understanding of the "infant mind." The moral of this story: learning your ABCs can be a visual pleasure.


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Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent reads from a lovingly illustrated picture book. Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Robinson Crusoethe colorful illustrations that decorated the pages of these stories remain forever captured in the minds eye. Once Upon a Time reawakens the j Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent reads from a lovingly illustrated picture book. Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Robinson Crusoethe colorful illustrations that decorated the pages of these stories remain forever captured in the minds eye. Once Upon a Time reawakens the joys of childhood reading, of seeing a story come alive in words and pictures on the printed pageand in our nascent imaginations. Drawing upon the extraordinary collection of Victorian-era illustrated books amassed by Arthur and Ellen Liman, it presents fairy tales and fables, nursery rhymes, instructional books, juvenile fiction, histories, and manners manuals. Created through a variety of illustration techniques and printing processes, most are beautifully colored. Many are also animated with moveable parts. These striking objects are accompanied by brief texts that place them within their era and illuminate the rise of children's literature in America as a cultural phenomenon related to the growth of literacy, an increase in leisure time, and an understanding of the "infant mind." The moral of this story: learning your ABCs can be a visual pleasure.

30 review for Once Upon a Time: Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primers, Pop-Ups, and Other Children's Books

  1. 5 out of 5

    Parka

    (More pictures available at parkablogs.com) Here's a nostalgic book authored by Amy Weinstein, a curator. She has collected a great amount of children books published by McLoughlin Brothers. There are many classics like Mother Goose, Tom Thumb and other less well known stories. Right at the start is an introduction to McLoughlin Brothers and the history of children books. The illustrations are collected in the book, with captions. Children books in the past has a very unique artistic style, wi (More pictures available at parkablogs.com) Here's a nostalgic book authored by Amy Weinstein, a curator. She has collected a great amount of children books published by McLoughlin Brothers. There are many classics like Mother Goose, Tom Thumb and other less well known stories. Right at the start is an introduction to McLoughlin Brothers and the history of children books. The illustrations are collected in the book, with captions. Children books in the past has a very unique artistic style, with respect to colouring and penciling. Throughout the book, the captions also explain the various influences on the books, such as the appearance of flags to show patriotism. This book will serve as a useful reference for artists into children illustrations. This review was first published on parkablogs.com. There are more pictures and videos on my blog.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I loved flipping through these vintage illustrations, although they were not as varied as I'd expected. I loved flipping through these vintage illustrations, although they were not as varied as I'd expected.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bee

    Beautiful book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Engle

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Collver

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ricardo Angélico

  7. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rosemary

  10. 5 out of 5

    Gina

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christoph Hellmuth

  12. 4 out of 5

    Maya

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dora Yang

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Giles

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sara

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dalia

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anne E Ronan

  18. 4 out of 5

    John

  19. 5 out of 5

    Valentin Eni

  20. 5 out of 5

    Laura Campbell

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kate Forner

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mira

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ann Keller

  24. 4 out of 5

    BrocheAroe

  25. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    kind of one-dimensional. lovely illustrations, but all with the same look.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

  27. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

  28. 5 out of 5

    Oksana

  29. 5 out of 5

    Psychopu

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen Hulser

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