Postcards from the nursery

Postcards from the nursery

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Postcards from the Nursery is a tribute to the legions of children's illustrators - the renowned and the unsung heroines and heroes of children's illustra-tion in the early 20th century - when postcards were an essential communi-cations medium. They, together with mass circulation magzines, provided illustrators with a stepping stone to even greater achievements. Many, like Anne Anderson, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Cicely Mary Barker and Arthur Rackham took that successful step, others never received the accolades they deserved. This book provides a glimpse of how they coped in trying circumstances. The 750 picture postcards contained within display a rich variety of illus-trative styles, covering a period of over 40 years. All the traditional nursery themes imaginable are to be found - including nursery rhymes, fairy tales, fairyland fantasy, games and pastimes and many more. In addition, the history and commercial activities of most of the prominent postcard publishers are discussed. The lives and worHe had a gift tor fantasy and humour which inspired the illustrations for Lewis Carrolla#39;s Alice in Wonderland published in 1 865 and Through the ... In 1921, a delightful, but very different set, depicting Alice as a typical child of the twenties ... Rabbit, first published in 1900, became one of the most enduring and popular characters m childrena#39;s literature, but remained ... childrena#39;s books, greetings cards and postcards depicting small furry woodland creatures playing childrena#39;s games.

Title:Postcards from the nursery
Author:Dawn Cope, Peter Cope
Publisher:New Cavendish Books - 2000


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