Thursday, 25 February 2010

back in the day.

Once Upon A Time by Amy Weinstein was today's good find.

The book includes illustrations from fables, primers, pop-ups and other children's books. The illustrations are Victoria-era based and demonstrate animated tales, reflecting fond childhood memories. I love the idea of this book so much.

I love the authenticity of the illustrations. They are the type of illustrations you now find on a tea set or a greeting card. Here, they are presented as the real thing.

It would be really interesting to look at the illustrations in this book with children and look at similarities and differences between illustrations from history and present day. They just have 'the look' that make you aware they are 'old' but what is the reason for this? Colour.. artist tool availability.. context and what could and could not be included? It is something I would like to find out more about myself.

I'm sure you all know this tale..

Some really striking images. The only down side is that I will soon have to return the book to the library.. thank goodness for renewal!

Enjoy and happy Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. I really love these illustrations, especially that monkey, definitely an old feel to them.