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


Release Date: May 28, 2021
Author: Mark Bussler, Gustave Doré (Illustrator) 
Length: 450 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
Softcover ISBN: 978-1592181988 MSRP: $34.95
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1592181995 MSRP: $49.95
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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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