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The Resource 1001 nights, illustrations by Kay Nielsen ; edited by Noel Daniel ; designed by Andy Disl

1001 nights, illustrations by Kay Nielsen ; edited by Noel Daniel ; designed by Andy Disl

Label
1001 nights
Title
1001 nights
Statement of responsibility
illustrations by Kay Nielsen ; edited by Noel Daniel ; designed by Andy Disl
Title variation
  • 1001 nights
  • One thousand and one nights
  • Thousand and one nights
  • One thousand one nights
Title variation remainder
the complete watercolors
Contributor
Book designer
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "In the late 1910s, in a Europe ravaged by World War I, Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen put the finishing touches on his illustrations of A Thousand and One Nights. The results are considered masterpieces of early 20th-century illustration: bursting with sumptuous colors of deep blues, reds, and gold leaf, and evoking all the magic of this legendary collection of Indo-Persian and Arabic folktales, compiled between the 8th and 13th centuries. In the financially strapped postwar climate, however, publishers retreated from Nielsen's project and the publication never happened. A rising star, Nielsen moved on to other work, and the spectacular pen, ink, and watercolor images of this world heritage classic remained under lock and key for 40 years. Published just once in the 1970s, the illustrations were rescued from oblivion after Nielsen's death in 1957 and are now held by the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Art Institute of Chicago, and in two private collections"--Publisher's description
  • "The set includes a 144-page hardcover book also printed in five colors, featuring descriptions of all of the images, and three generously illustrated essays on the making of this series, the origin of Nielsen's unique imagery, and a history of the tales. In addition, the accompanying book features many unpublished or rarely seen artworks by Nielsen, as well as all 23 of the incredibly intricate black-and-white drawings Nielsen also created for the original publication"--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UVV
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Arabian nights
  • Arabian nights
  • Arabian nights
  • Arabian nights
  • Arabian nights
  • Arabian nights
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Language note
Parallel texts in English, German and French
LC call number
NC986.5.N53
LC item number
A4 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1886-1957
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nielsen, Kay Rasmus
  • Daniel, Noel
  • Disl, Andy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nielsen, Kay Rasmus
  • Illustration of books
Label
1001 nights, illustrations by Kay Nielsen ; edited by Noel Daniel ; designed by Andy Disl
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In boxed set, 45 x 45 cm
  • Limited edition of 5000 copies
Accompanying material
1 portfolio (21 color plates ; 42 x 42 cm)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1031092656
Dimensions
33 x 33 cm +
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9783836532266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
The Library's copy is number 2,405.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1031092656
Label
1001 nights, illustrations by Kay Nielsen ; edited by Noel Daniel ; designed by Andy Disl
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In boxed set, 45 x 45 cm
  • Limited edition of 5000 copies
Accompanying material
1 portfolio (21 color plates ; 42 x 42 cm)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1031092656
Dimensions
33 x 33 cm +
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9783836532266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
The Library's copy is number 2,405.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1031092656

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