Walter Crane: A Flower Wedding
Summer is popular time for weddings and we have already taken a realistic approach to wedding expenses, but in this post we’ll turn to much more romantic, poetic side of ‘the big day’, which inspired many artists to interpret it in their own unique ways. A Flower Wedding by Walter Crane is actually one of his signature books, where he is able to show his wide range of talents. He wrote the text, chose the typography and made complete design of this book from 1905.
We have already met Mr. Crane at his projects with Mrs. Molesworth where he excelled in black and white drawings. This time we’ll have a chance to enjoy in Walter Crane’s colors and relatively minimalist scenery with many subtle details by which he was always known for (many experts agree Crane’s best work for children are his illustrations of fairy tales of brothers Grimm). A Flower Wedding is a picture book with series of two page illustrations (so called block pages), so with exceptions of title and closing pages I will present pages in pairs. I also had to correct some minor errors, but I believe the feeling of the book and especially the mastery of the illustrator should be intact.
As I said, book was published in 1905, publisher was Cassell & Company from England. Enjoy in lovely characters, superb selection of colors and the overall fairy feeling!
If you want to learn more about Mr. Crane, here is another link to find out additional info:
But there is actually no need for additional words, right?