Color 7 reminds me of Roger Dean's cover for Paladin's _Charge!_ album.
I knew that horse looked familiar. (Paladin cover on my flickr stream.)
Did you notice the Amazon page for the Calla edition lists the book for ages 4-8?
My God. This age range suddenly reminded me of Mynona's Kant fur Kinder.
these are incredible! i was only just listening yesterday to an old radio show's adaption (the inner sanctum) of the tell-tale heart.& yes.. those toes. those toes.
These are extraordinary. A great tribute to Poe's writings.
thanks for sharing this gold! excellent!
Yes, thank you thank you thank you! And also for the wonderful scans that I will put over my bed!
Damn, thanks so much for these. Quality scans of Clarke without watermarks are so hard to come by! I've ordered the calla edition, if those aren't good, at least I'll have these!
Wow! I still have this book. I pored over it as a child so it's in poor condition and missing 1 plate. Thanks for the very thorough scans, even including the colophons and spine.
Thank you very much for posting this illustrations really incredible details:) I'm wondering are this woodcuts?or drawings..
I love these illustrations. Some of my own work is a bit similar, and I try to seek out forgotten artists that might serve as inspiration. I'm surprised I never heard of Harry Clarke.Best Regards from Hoopleton.com
WOW.... wow.... I've only seen a couple of these here and there, usually at tiny sizes. Thanks so much for these!
These are amazing; thank you for finding and sharing!
In first place, thanks for the marvelous drawings of Harry Clarke. He and Mr Poe are gods of terror.In second, I think that the words (The Oblong Box) is wrong. Isn´t the strange case of M Valdemar?Excuse my english, I'm spanish and many thanks again.
very aubrey beardsley.
I have to say I particularly like the colour ones, which are a bit less Beardsley. It makes me think, too, of a wonderful exhibition there was recently. White Cube artist Harland Miller curated a show where artists were asked to respond to Poe stories, and some were fantastic. The brief was simply for artists to respond to a particular Poe story. Some were of course more interesting than others, but all in all, the old Shoreditch Town Hall space, with half-ruined rooms downstairs, doors gone, walls bashed in, foundations, it looked like, exposed, became a dark gothic temple of celebration of celebrating the essential works. What was gratifying was to see installation meeting illustration. The link: http://www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/poe/
yeah im curious to know if these are black ink drawings, or white on black (like scratchboard)
Thank you so much for posting these illustrations. Fabulous. Suz
Spectacular. Thankyou so much for sharing them, they're amazing!
Thank you for the lovely scans. My friend was speaking about EAP and I wanted to show them Clarke's illustrations, particularly the Premature Burial one, and low I do the google image search and you have a great series up. In the early 70s it wasn't too hard to find an early edition of the book for about $40. I need to go get my copy out of storage and see how it is holding up. Again, thanks for the lovelies!
I didn't think there was any Clarke I hadn't seen yet! These are marvelous. Thank you for posting this!
Harry S Clarke was one of the greatest maker/designer of stained glass windows. If you really want to get a feel for what he saw, find some of his stained glass - it's mainly in Ireland although there are some windows in the Ashdown Forest in South England and ther's one over here in Dorset
The image that says the (The Oblong Box) is from THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR. Cheers.Ika
Wow, these are just gorgeous, I feel ignorant because I only know Harry Clarke throough his stained glass windows which are breathtakingly beautiful. I never realised he was also an illustrator.Thank you for sharing this!google 'harry clarke windows' and go to images. They are just spectacular!
Clarke is the Michelangelo of stained glass. When in Ireland, you owe it to yourself to visit the nearest church with his windows. The one in Newport dedicated to St Patrick is staggering.
This should be of interest -HARRY CLARKE - DARKNESS IN LIGHTAn award-winning film produced by Camel Productions, written and directed by John J Doherty (Irish Film Board, TG4)[http://www.camelproductions.net Documentary 'Harry Clarke - Darkness in Light']“Documentarian John J Doherty examines the life of Clarke and the controversial nature of his work, culminating in his clash with the conservative Irish Free State over his ‘offensive’ masterpiece, the Geneva Window’. Visually spectacular and poetically told, Darkness in Light is a fitting showcase of Clarke’s unique and haunting vision.” Boston Irish Film Festival