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When We Were Young:
Two Centuries of Children's Book Illustration

by William Feaver

ISBN 0030203066 / 9780030203060 / 0-03-020306-6
Publisher Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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In this selection of artists who have endured over the ages, William Feaver, one of England's most distinguished art crticics, makes an unabashedly personal survery. When We Were Young is a comprehensive, international survey of art in children's books from William Blake to the advent of the television era in the 1950s. Feaver's introductory text discusses techniques sources, influences, styles, and the illustrators themselves: Tenniel, Crane, Doyle, Rackham, Beatrix Botter, HEinrich Hoffmann, Cruikshank, Burra, Lear, Sendak, and many more. Here for the art lover, the art historian, the children's book specialist, the connoisseur, the nostalgia buff, is an enchanting voyage through the children's books of two hundred years. The place section includes more than one hundred twenty-three illustrations, forty-four in color, each one fully annotated. [via]