A follow-up to the book "Adventurous World of Zdenek Burian," this volume collects over 450 of Zdenek Burian's exceptional illustrations for Czech publishers from 1928 to 1956 illustrating the fiction of Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Mysterious Island, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Five Weeks in a Balloon, etc.).
The renown Czech artist Zdenek Burian is best known internationally for his paintings of dinosaurs, extinct mammals and prehistoric man, but his illustration work is only known in the Czech Republic.
This massive (9 1/2" x 13" and 472 pages) book reproduces, from the original art, mostly complete sets of illustrations for books published by various Czech publishers from the years 1928-1956. Burian illustrated adventure stories, wilderness and jungle tales, Westerns, science fiction, and more during these years.
The text is in Czech, but the majority of the book is taken up reproducing over 400 painted illustrations by Burian.