GRANDVILLE RELOADED / THE SURREAL & ABSURD ILLUSTRATION BOOK
Hi everybody! This is my huge Upgrade for my previous Grandville Paperback Edition:
A Hardcover Book with 180 pages, Copper Hot foil stamping with Softtouch Cover, Stitch binding and Head & Tailband. With 120grams natural paper, a perfect structure for vintage books. Size 30,5 x 21,5 cm
All scans are from original books of the 19th century and are completely restored. All colored Illustrations in the books were originally handcolored!
The book will have different chapters with an introduction about their following illustrations, the basic language is english. At the end of each chapter you will find a german and french translation. The caption of all illustrations is french, like in the original books. The early books were all published in Paris, later there were also reproductions in german and english language from other foreign publishing houses.
REWARDS QUICK OVERVIEW
STRETCH GOAL 7.5K // GRANDVILLE POSTER "FIREWORKS OF IDEAS" // FOLDED POSTER A2 -> A4 COMES WITH EVERY PHSICAL BOOK! // PRINTED ON OPAQUE AND WATERRESISTANT AFFICHENPAPER WITH BLUEBACK!
Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard was born at Nancy, in northeastern France, to an artistic and theatrical family. The name "Grandville" was his ‘grandparents' professional stage name. Grandville received his first instruction in drawing from his father, a painter of miniatures.
At the age of twentyone he moved to Paris, and soon afterwards published a collection of lithographs. After the reinstitution of prior censorship of caricature in 1835, Grandville turned almost exclusively to book illustration, supplying illustrations for various standard works, such as Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe.
Though the designs of Grandville are occasionally unnatural and absurd, they usually display keen analysis of character and marvellous inventive ingenuity, and his humour is always tempered and refined by delicacy of sentiment and a vein of sober thoughtfulness. He died on 17 March 1847 in Vanve near Paris.
I started collecting books and drawings of Grandville 8 years ago, when i first looked for Vintage Illustrations with animals. I remembered his drawings on several music records like CD covers of Queen.
GRANDVILLE POSTER (for more information and the poster-gallery please scroll down)
RESTORING & RETOUCHING FROM THE ORIGINAL BOOKS
I've been working with Grandville Illustrations now for more than 4 years and always tried to get the early, handcolored originals. So all colors in the book are based on the original, handcolored books. Not on later colorations of modern reproductions!
Keep calm and read Grandville! EXTRA GOODIE WITH EVERY BOOK!
+++ TOTE BAGS +++
Check out the Gallery with a lot of combinations: https://designbooks.me/grandville/totes
POSTER ART PRINTS (unframed) on 200g matte Archival paper in Museum Quality.
Check out the gallery with more than 100 different motifs, bw + colored!
I hope that you like this project and the fantastic art and illustration of J.J. Grandville. If you have any questions about the meanings or translations from french to english or german, feel free to ask me anytime! And thanks for watching, Tim : )
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Some Backer reviews: "Great as always!", "Very good as always. Can't wait until the WWII book!", "My books and slipcase came today. They’re absolutely gorgeous ", "Great job. Thanks"
Risks and challenges
Original Books Grandville
All images are Public Domain.
We will ship with DPD, La poste France, Post Suisse with priority.
We work with a Fulfillment and ship from US and EU with priority.
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