Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I was intrigued therefore recently to review the illustrations Robinson did for Kingsley's The Water Babies, also for Constable and only a year later. Among them I found this image below, strangely redolent of the Act IV title. Personally I think the earlier one remains the better image but it was interesting to find this as a comparison.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
"The German publishing company Insel Verlag was founded in 1899 by Anton
Kippenberg in Leipzig. In its early years the firm only printed expensive,
beautifully-produced volumes. However, to answer the demand from readers of more
modest means, the Insel-Bücherei series was begun in 1912. Relatively
inexpensive but with the same careful sense of design and typography, these
smaller-format books reprinted shorter works from a variety of German, European,
and world authors. The series numbers considerably more than a thousand titles
and is still being issued.
Special Collections holdings of the Insel-Bucherei
editions currently consist of about 200 volumes and the collection is
continually growing. "