Here are two book trailers – first I’ve heard of a book trailer! – for The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley, a two-volume set devoted to the work of the German illustrator. The set, published by Lost Art Books, boasts over 450 drawings and paintings – more than the Dover collection my father gave me (now residing in the Providence Journal’s clip-art archive, if it still exists – plus scholarship assessing Kley and his work. The drawings collected in this set largely avoid replicating illustrations from the Dover set (also two volumes). But check out these book trailers. They are a hoot! One sets Kley to rousing classical music; the other shows Volume Two being flipped through by a disembodied hand. Book trailers – now that’s a concept I can live with!
I posted “Heinrich Kley’s ‘Road Rage’” last Sunday.