Tuesday, January 25, 2011

'Lovely' Tales

I know I use the word 'lovely' many many times, only because that's what so many images are . . . lovely, that is.

As here, a title page by Reginald Knowles for a 1910 edition of Tales from the Norse. The border treatment appears to be heavily influenced by Walter Crane et William Morris.


Larry MacDougall said...

Okay then, lets say Fabulous, Beautiful and Haunting.

Annie said...

The border is especially lovely! If you have more illustrations from this work, I hope you post them.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hi Annie--I'm sorry to say this is the only page I have from this book. If anyone else has em, I'd love a link.

borky said...

Lovely's a lovely word.

It connotes the idea of love as an eternal unwavering feeling of awe in the heart - before it becomes entangled with the more prosaically unstable world of those sensations associated with the loins.