Harry Clarke: An Imaginative Genius in Illustrations and Stained-Glass Art
Harry Clarke was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin in 1889, he studied stained glass at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and produced a number of detailed stain glass pieces that can be found around Ireland. In 1913, he moved to London to work as a book illustrator. His first printed work was Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales, which contained more than 40 illustrations by Clarke. His next publication Edgar Allan Poe’s Tale of Mystery and Imagination made Clarke famous. Despite his short life of only 42 years, he left numerous works in both fields of book illustration and stained-glass art.
As a comprehensive collection of Harry Clarke’s works, this book introduces both Clarke's illustrations and stain glass with beautifully rendered reproductions and detailed explanations. It is a must-have for the fans of Harry Clarke and of ‘The Golden Age of Illustration’ (1880’s - 1920’s).
Please be aware that this is a Japanese publication, and as such the majority of the writing is in Japanese with only select English translations. We believe the quality of the reproductions and breadth of work in this book still makes it a beautiful addition to your library or a gift, even if you cannot read Japanese.