The Waking Dream (Surreal Graphic Art 1450-1900)

This is from a book, The Waking Dream: Fantasy and the Surreal in Graphic Art 1450-1900 (Knopf 1975). I got this as a present a long time ago and it’s pretty great. There’s a bunch of familier art in it but there’s enough stuff that I haven’t seen before or since that I really dig. [click on image to enlarge]

The Master E.S.-The letter T from a grotesque alphabet

Georg Simler

Georg Simler

Lorenz Stoer-from Geometria et Perspectiva

Titian-Death in Armour

Francois Desprez

Christoph Jamnitzer

Father Jean David-plate from Verdicus Christianus

Johann Theodore De Bry-The Creation of the World by the Trinity

Giovanni Battista Bracelli-plate from Bizarrerie


    • chris
    • March 15th, 2012

    WOW! those are GREAT!!!! i have to request a part 2 of this, maybe even a part 3. (or the whole damn book)
    thanks for posting these.

    • Rob
    • March 15th, 2012

    Those are cool!! Thank you for sharing. I would also love to see more.

    • Terry Burns
    • March 17th, 2012

    Oh, Tim. These are amazing. Thank you, thank you.

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