ANDERSEN

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Following “Grimm“, and in commemoration of the 200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, Die Gestalten Verlag is publishing “Andersen – The Illustrated Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen“. The book contains the original stories written by Andersen and is combined with contemporary visuals illustrated by 14 artists. From around the world artists were selected, and in a similar style as Grimm.


The illustration within the book are various, some have a soft feeling (from the pastel color), pop, cute, and abstract. The image that the artist brings from the story is drawn by each touch. Some of the stories have a sad ending, the images are expressed more deeply and more darkly than it is imagined when you are child. The illustration from the artist of each story changes entirely, so this book is enjoyed from the child to adult, though some of stories have irony and can be pessimistic. It is good to spend a long winter’s night with Andersen?

The Tinder Box by Harmen Liemburg, The Netherlands
The Ugly Duckling by Laura Varsky, Argentina
The Princess and the Pea by Idan Friedman, Israel
The Emporor’s New Suit by Pascal Duez, Germany
The Red Shoes by LuLu, Germany
The Most Incredible Thing by Seb Jarnot, France
The Little Match-Seller by Alice Chan, Hong Kong
The Little Mermaid by Klaus Haapaniemi, UK
The Brave Tin Soldier by Speto, Brazil
The Snow Queen by Kinpro and Takora, Japan
The Lovliest Rose in the World by Stephan Doitschinoff, Brazil
The Child in the Grave by Danny Franzreb, Germany
The Nightingale by Neil McFarland, UK

Andersen – The Illustrated Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Edited by Hans Christian Andersen
Features: 19 x 24 cm, 208 pages, full colour, hardcover, bookmark ribbon
Released: December 2004
Price: us 39.00 / euro 29.90 / uk 23.00
ISBN: 3-89955-059-5
Published by Die Gestalten Verlag
Contact: Die Gestalten Verlag
verlag@gestalten.com

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