The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King by Colin White soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Edinburgh: Canongate, 1989, Paperback.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables ; Colour plates; Black & white drawings;
From the cover: JESSIE M. KING was an illustrator of dreams. She created a world in which both fantasy and reality blended together to delight and arrest the mind. She drew slender knights and princesses, fairies and nymphs. She dressed them in gowns of the finest linen and armour of burnished silver in fashions borrowed from the Middle Ages that had inspired the pre-Raphaelites, from the Far East that had inspired the Aesthetic movement and from the lands of Mists and Fairies that had inspired the Celtic revival.
Her book bindings and illustrations were in high demand from publishers in Britain and on the Continent. Her fabric and jewellery designs were commissioned by Libertys and widely exhibited. Her experiments with the batik process brought brilliant new concepts of colour to her many outstanding landscapes and to the large number of ceramic works she decorated.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with the most comprehensive list of bibliographic information yet collected, The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King is the first major book to have been published on the life and work of one of the most important illustrators of the 20th century.
[XII] 164 pages. Index. 10¾” x 8½”.
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