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Doré's Illustrations for Don Quixote

4.49 of 5 stars 4.49  ·  rating details  ·  96 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Doré's sympathy to Cervantes' satire was so complete that, of numerous interpretations by many artists, his has become standard. Here are 190 wood-engraved plates, 120 full-page: charging the windmill, traversing Spanish plains, valleys, mountains, ghostly visions of dragons, knights, flaming lake. Marvelous detail, minutiae, accurate costumes, architecture, enchantment, p...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 1st 1982 by Dover Publications (first published January 1st 1982)
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Mario Cruz
Este libro no es para leer el Quijote sino para disfrutar de los prodigiosos grabados del artista francés Paul Gustave Doré.
Estas ilustraciones en algún momento decoraron las paredes del restaurante de emparedados "Sancho Panza" en el centro comercial Perisur de la Ciudad de México.
En ese lugar fue donde descubrí las ilustraciones de Doré.
El libro es una joya deliciosa para cualquier aficionado a Don Quijote o a los grabados.
Doré's drawings, as usual, are a spectacular understanding of line and black and white contrast. I have yet to read Don Quijote but this book gives one a bit of an overview through the illustrations and captions. This is not a book to read as there is only a brief introduction followed by many illustrations engraved in woodblock.
Gustave Dore's illustrations were created for an 1863 French translation of the Cervante's classic. Dore's quickly became the definitive drawings for Don Quixote. A splendid companion piece to Cervante's most famous work.
The version I have that was printed in 1860s and is a most wonderful object to own for both the unabridged text and the wonderful illustrations. So much sanity and madness all mixed up and just oh wonderfully wonderful.
Amazing images and insightful attention to detail
Sep 26, 2007 Jenaro rated it 5 of 5 stars
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The most popular and successful French book illustrator of the mid 19th century. Doré became very widely known for his illustrations to such books as Dante's Inferno (1861), Don Quixote (1862), and the Bible (1866), and he helped to give European currency to the illustrated book of large . He was so prolific that at one time he employed more than forty blockcutters. His work is characterized by a...more
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