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Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost" (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
 
 

Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost" (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) [Kindle Edition]

Gustave Doré
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This volume presents superb royalty-free reproductions of all 50 plates Doré created for a 19th-century edition of "Paradise Lost." Among the events depicted: the expulsion of Satan from Heaven, Adam and Eve in Paradise, the nine-day fall of Lucifer's legions to Hell, the Creation, the temptation of Eve, and the Flood.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18656 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; New edition edition (8 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TVLGYG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #558,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dore's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost" 20 July 2008
By Jessica
Format:Paperback
I really do rate these editions by Dover, as a student they are very reasonably priced, and appear to be lovingly produced, with the books on Dore I get the sense that they are as much about the illustrator as the writer, both of who are exceptional creators. These engravings on Milton's `Paradise Lost' are beautiful in their intensity and epic scale, the detailed masses of winged angels and isolated forest glades are wonderfully atmospheric. Dore's work really comes alive when he finds a writer that he connects to, these he produced quickly and reverently (the same can be said for his illustrations of `The Divine Comedy') in a way that shows how much interest he found in the material, this just heightens my enjoyment because it definitely comes across in the soaring designs that express vividly Milton's complex and meaningful prose. I would for this reason rate this more highly than his `Bible illustrations' because it feels like a joining of souls, how faithfully and vibrantly Dore brings Milton's words to life. A brief but well written introduction by the publisher is followed by short descriptions of each of the books in `Paradise Lost', there are 50 plates in total and each is presented clearly being 25 x 20 cm large. I definitely recommend this, prefect for lovers of Dante, Dore or both or equally a nice introduction to each. I will be looking out for other editions by Dover such as `The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci' and `Illustrations and Ornamentation from the Faerie Queen'.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dore's best stuff 5 Jan 2008
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This is the greatest of Dore's work. He makes Paradise Lost come to life.

Nobody could draw angels en masse as Dore did. Dore's image of an handsome Satan is quite distinct.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great drawings nicely reproduced 16 Mar 2013
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Sadly it seems if you want a good modern 'translation' of Milton you can't get one with these drawings.
So buying them separately is the only other option and this is a good edition, especially given the price.

Nice big format (ignore the published dimensions they're clearly silly!), as a previous reviewer comments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A necessary companion to the Literary Masterpiece 23 Feb 2003
By KNO2skull - Published on Amazon.com
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Dore, known perhaps best for his woodcuts of Dante's "Divine Comedy", was not only a fantastic illustrator, but a prolific one as well, producing scores of woodcuts for great literature, including "The Holy Bible" and "Orlando Furioso". Before there were movies, a person could look at these pictures for motion, excitement, and dramatic storytelling.
This is a necessary companion to "Paradise Lost", a great work in its own right. Dore's illustrations clarifies, vivifies, and expands on the reading experience. The pictures are brilliantly reproduced here at a small cost to the consumer. The book stands alone for great artwork and is worth the minimal price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional gathering of his finest work! 27 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is with out a doubt the best of Gustave's biblically inspired works. His mastery is proven by creating a visually stunning and poetic world of a time long ago but not forgotten. It's hard to remember what I used to imagine when I thought of the Garden of Eden or the descension of the fallen angels must've been like prior to reading this work.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast easy 6 July 2014
By Bonita Diemoz - Published on Amazon.com
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Item exactly as describe. Fast easy transaction
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Art Never Goes out of Style 10 May 2014
By Tracker5usmc - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not met anyone who has not enjoyed or been fascinated by Gustave Dore's artwork; it is work that is enjoyed time and again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dore's Illustration's for ''Paradise Lost'' 14 April 2014
By sierra - Published on Amazon.com
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I absolutley appreciate the gifts and the ability to illustrate and these prints are magnificant. I don't have the words to use to describe these works of art. If a student of art is looking for great art then I recommend this as reference and to add to ones owen collection.
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