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Read online Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights From the Eastern folk tales that make up the vast collection known as THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS certain stories of Aladdin Sindbad and Ali Baba have become everlasting favourites with children and a magical ingredient of Christmas pantomine First introduced to Europe in the early eighteenth century by the French orientalist Antione Galland who translated and bowdlerized the stories to suit contemporary taste this edition presents the fourteen best known tales selected from an English text of The illustrations are reproduced from a larger collection in William Heath Robinson then at the start of his career was commissioned with four others and his drawings much the best reveal a gentle romantic charm that has been forgotten in the success of his later purely comic work by W. Heath Robinson

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Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights
Title:Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights
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ISBN:1857159128
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Number of Pages:352
Category:Classics, Fairy tales, Islam
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Here is a splendid treasury the definitive volume of the comic fantasies of the great English artist William Heath Robinson whose name passed into the English language during his lifetime In America we have the Rube Goldberg devices in England they call them Heath Robinson contraptions p Robinson s elementary mechanical world is brilliant and arcane those ancient wooden cogwheels intricate pulleys fragile gantries ingenious tunnels magnets and steam kettles kept on boil by a lighted candle or two the whole enterprise held together by knotted string and operated by intensely serious workmen with a sprinkling of soberly top hatted company directors in charge p p This distinguished volume of Robinson s dazzling genius covers the whole field of his comic work in peace and war from his first mocking anti German propaganda in the First World War down to the Second during which he died Turning these delightful pages one has exactly the feeling of H G Wells who wrote to Heath Robinson in Your absurd beautiful drawings give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world p p Robinson s world will enchant everyone and for all time so long as machines remain machines and human beings need reminding that that is all they are p, This is a collection of the comic fantasies of the great English artist William Heath Robinson whose name passed into the English language during his lifetime Most people know of and love his elementary mechanical world ancient wooden cogwheels intricate pulleys fragile gantries ingenious tunnels magnets and steam kettles kept on the boil by a lighted candle or two the whole enterprise held together by knotted string and operated by serious workmen with a sprinkling of soberly top hatted company directors in charge Heath Robinson s world is now crystallized for all time so long as machines remain machines and human beings need reminding that that is all they are, No description available, Heath Robinson is Britain s Gadget King master of the art of creating madcap contraptions that made use of ropes weights and pulleys to perform relatively simple tasks from wart removal to peeling potatoes Although he trained as a painter and also worked as a book illustrator Robinson developed his forte with drawings of gadgets that parodied the absurdities of modern life A true cartoonist Robinson had a way of getting at the heart of the matter while simultaneously satirizing it mercilessly He became a household name in Britain and his popularity continues today with plans to build a museum in London to share with a new generation the story of his life and work br br With i Heath Robinson s Great War i the cartoonist lampoons the German army and the hardships of war What better antidote to the threat of popular German propaganda than drawings of the Huns disabling the British army not with mustard gas but laughing gas In high demand among British civilians Robinson s WWI panels also provided respite to thousands of troops many of whom sent the cartoonist letters suggesting future subjects or simply expressing their appreciation br br A side splittingly funny collection from the man whose absurd beautiful drawings H G Wells claimed give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world this book make a perfect gift for anyone looking to have a laugh at our complicated and increasingly mechanical modern life