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Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: With Illustrations by David Hockney

Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: With Illustrations by David Hockney

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An intriguing and exhilarating reimagining of the Grimm fairytales which brings together the well-known and the less familiar, all in David Hockney's inimitable style

This is the first reprint of the book since its original 1969 publication

A delectably illustrated interpretation of these age-old tales, redesigned for a modern audience

David Hockney's interpretation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales are like no other version you will have read before. Although inspired by earlier illustrators of the tales, from Arthur Rackham to Edmund Dulac, Hockney's extraordinary etchings re-imagine these strange and supernatural stories for a modern audience, capturing their distinctive atmosphere in a style that is recognisably the artist's own. Reprinted for the first time since its original publication in 1969, Hockney's book brings together some well-known tales - Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin - with others that are less familiar. Informed by great art of the past, attuned to idiosyncrasies of character and incident, and fresh in execution and content, his illustrations invite us to read each one as if for the first time.
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