"Maxfield Parish - The Early Years 1893-1930" was published by Chartwell Books. This over-sized art book contains a history of one of the greatest and best loved artists of the 20th century. Parrish is cited as one of the influential figures in the "Golden Age of Illustration". The book contains over 250 reproductions, 200 in full color, of his best paintings and murals, book and magazine illustrations, posters and advertisements. Commentary was written by Paul W Skeeters and his "preface" is dated 1973.
The Land Of Romance
The Mazda Calendars
The Arabian Nights
The Golden Treasury and Poems of Childhood
A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales
Italian Villas and Their Gardens
The Knave of Hearts
The Great Southwest
Dream Days and the Golden Age
Knickerbocker's History of New York and Mother Goose
The brilliance and vivid imagination of the artists comes through the pages. His talent was far reaching from the images people saw everyday to those in the art world who avidly collected his works. His contribution to the Art Nouveau period was substantial.
This oversized art book is in very good vintage condition. The book has blue cloth boards and illustrated end papers. There is some wear to the front end-papers in the form of lifting and scuffing (see photos). The inside pages are clean, the colors are bright and the binding is tight. The dust jacket is in good/fair condition with tears along the edges and spine with partial loss of paper on the spine and back. The book measures approximately 14 inches by 10 1/2 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A truly beautiful book for any art collector or Maxfield Parrish enthusiast.
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MAXFIELD PARRISH The Early Years 1893 to 1930 Illustration Art Book - Art History Book