Best of Gustave Doré 2-Volume Set: Illustrations from History’s Most Versatile Artist Bundle


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Best of Gustave Doré : Illustrations from History’s Most Versatile Artist Volumes 1 & 2
Author: Mark Bussler, Gustave Doré
Length: 902 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Covers
MSRP: $99.99
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Best of Gustave Doré: Illustrations from History’s Most Versatile Artist 2-Volume Set


Best of Gustave Doré Volume 1: Illustrations from History’s Most Versatile Artist 

Release date: March 5, 2021

Author: Mark Bussler, Gustave Doré
Length: 452 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
ISBN: 978-1592181209
MSRP: $49.95

Best of Gustave Doré Volume 2: Illustrations from History’s Most Versatile Artist 

Release date: May 28, 2021

Author: Mark Bussler, Gustave Doré
Length: 450 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
ISBN: 978-1592181995
MSRP: $49.95
Volume 1 Description:

More than 400 restored and enhanced illustrations from the mind of Gustave Doré celebrate the legacy of one of history’s greatest artists.

Known for his highly detailed wood engravings and gifted sense of composition, Gustave Doré was one of the premier illustrators from the 19th century whose visual style was years ahead of his time. For the first time, a beautifully curated collection of some of his best work from eight influential books is available in one volume. Best of Gustave Doré includes images from:

– Dante’s Inferno
– Milton’s Paradise Lost
– The History of Don Quixote
– Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage
– Les Contes Drolatiques
– Dante’s Purgatory and Paradise
– Doré’s Bible Gallery
– Adventures Du Baron De Münchhausen

Page after page of Doré illustrations shows why this prolific French prodigy may be history’s most versatile artist with an unequaled range and unrestrained ability to convey hope, tragedy, passion, and agony, all with a delightfully macabre sense of humor.

Best of Gustave Dore Volume 1 contains some of his biggest, mind-bending pieces in addition to enlarged, re-scanned images of smaller cartoons and sketches from the background details of books like Doré’s London and Les Contes Dolatiques. New and old fans alike will find themselves immersed for days soaking in every detail and subtle nuance from his myriad array of masterpieces.

– 8 ½” x 11” printing
– Crisp digitally re-scanned and enhanced images
– More than 400 illustrations
– Display quality cover design
– Introduction by Mark Bussler, creator of Dante’s Inferno: The Coloring Book and Magnum Skywolf“Born in France in 1832, Doré was considered an artistic genius at an early age who embarked on a lifetime career as a cartoonist, illustrator, painter, sculptor, and caricaturist. Wood engravings became his specialty, and he is widely known today for his illustrations in popular books such as Dante’s Inferno, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage.What makes Doré’s artwork unique is his range of talent beyond his skill as a technical illustrator. His mastery of human anatomy and background details is rivaled only by his own abilities to shift subject matters, effortlessly, from angst and pain to comic hilarity. His chilling artwork for Dante’s Inferno evokes endless, eternal suffering while his quirky, lighthearted drawings for Les Contes Drolatiques show his good sense of humor and gifted cartooning skills.”
Volume 2 Description:

A collection of more than 400 illustrations by Gustave Doré from rare works such as History of the Crusades, Versailles et Paris en 1871Atala, and more highlight Volume 2 of the artist’s greatest works.

Volume 2 in the remarkable series about history’s most versatile artist features Doré artwork from nine more books, all digitally restored from original rare prints. Many of the drawings have been enlarged from their original printed size to reveal new and exciting details hidden deep within the pen strokes of Gustave Doré. Features artwork from:

– The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
– The Pyrenees
– Versailles et Paris en 1871
– History of the Crusades
– The Works of Rabelais
– Atala
– Life of Gustave Doré
– The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine
– Voyage Aux Pays Annexés

Continue your journey through the remarkable career of one of history’s greatest artists, Gustave Doré, the prolific 19th-century illustrator, painter, caricaturist, and artist behind some of the most revered works in literature such as Dante’s InfernoMilton’s Paradise Lost, Don Quixote, and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Experience the ultra-detailed artwork from one of his last books, the incredibly rare History of the Crusades, a two-volume tome of the artist’s most detailed, intense illustrations depicting the lengthy war and ensuing chaos it created.

The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop worked with a 1907 print of the equally scarce Versailles et Paris en 1871, a collection of Gustave Doré sketches from the Franco-Prussian war period and the French Commune.

Best of Gustave Doré Volume 2 contains more than 400 illustrations, many enlarged from their original printing size to reveal minute details. Enjoy a delightful, curated collection of Doré’s artwork ranging from superbly detailed intense scenes of action to intimate nature drawings, sketches, and hilarious cartoons.

Book features:
– Hardcover and softcover versions
– 8 ½” x 11” printing
– Crisp digitally re-scanned and enhanced black and white images
– More than 400 illustrations
– Display quality cover design
– Book introductions

About the Artist:
Master artist Gustave Dorè (1832-1883), known for the lavish illustrations in Dante’s Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Dorè is regarded as one of history’s best artists, illustrators, and cartoonists. Known for his incredibly detailed work in books such as History of the Crusades, his drawings for The Pyrenees show his mastery at illustrating scenic landscapes, trees, foliage, waterfalls, and the experience of touring one of the world’s most magnificent regions.

About the Writer:
Bussler is the writer of numerous drawing instructional guides, history books, guidebooks, and World’s Fair photographic collections. He has created more than 200 cover designs, countless commercial designs, and is the writer-artist of Robot Kitten FactoryEthel the Cyborg NinjaMagnum Skywolf, and Dante’s Inferno: The Coloring Book.

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.

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Softcover, Hardcover

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