WorldCat Identities

Prang, Louis 1824-1909

Overview
Works: 209 works in 235 publications in 2 languages and 1,544 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Poetry  Bibliography  Biography  Portraits 
Roles: Publisher, Translator, Creator
Classifications: E470, 973.73
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Louis Prang Publications about Louis Prang
Publications by  Louis Prang Publications by Louis Prang
posthumous Publications by Louis Prang, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Louis Prang
Prang's Civil War pictures : the complete battle chromos of Louis Prang with the full "descriptive texts" by Louis Prang ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the 1880s - the peak years of the first wave of sentimental recollection of the American Civil War - a German-born, Boston-based picture publisher successfully commissioned the most ambitious series of battle prints ever published. Louis Prang, best known as the "father of the Christmas card," hired noted military and marine artists to create original scenes of armies and navies in combat, and then reproduced their works in a wildly popular portfolio of chromolithographs. He called the set Prang's War Pictures. They were offered to an eager public accompanied by "Descriptive Texts" that told the story of each engagement through eyewitness recollections by the heroes of each action." "Paintings by battle painter Thure de Thulstrup and naval specialist Julian Oliver Davidson were commissioned by Prang as models for his ambitious chromolithographs. The set proved both appealing and influential, selling vigorously in various editions for a generation and elevating the stature of military illustration in America. For twenty years, Civil War prints for the masses had featured uninspired, one-dimensional views of armies in hand-to-hand combat. Prang and his artists demonstrated genuine skill and imaginative perspective, revealing both the broad sweep of panoramic battle fields and the intimate action of individual combatants." "These chromos went on to become familiar illustrations in books and magazines, but until now, the complete set of eighteen chromos has never been collected in a single volume. And the original "Descriptive Texts," first offered to Prang's customers as marketing brochures to boost sales - a priceless historical archive in and of themselves - have never been published since, anywhere. The pictures and the texts are thus united here for the first time in book form."--BOOK JACKET
Color instruction : suggestions for a course of instruction in color for public schools by Louis Prang ( Book )
5 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Prang standard of color by Louis Prang ( Book )
4 editions published between 1897 and 1898 in English and German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prang's progressive proofs, collection William T. Walters by Louis Prang ( Book )
2 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prangs Lehrgang für die künstlerische Erziehung : unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Naturzeichnens ; ein Handbuch für Schule und Haus by John S Clark ( Book )
5 editions published between 1902 and 1914 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Farm yard story ( Book )
1 edition published in 1865 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suggestions for a course of instruction in color for public schools by Louis Prang ( Book )
2 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural and popular aspects by Thomas Meehan ( )
in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Instruction in drawing in primary and intermediate schools in Europe and America. A critical review of the Prang course in form-study and drawing by Arnold Dodel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy : 1832 : 1864 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speeches by Hon. Peleg McFarlin ... Mr. Henry C. Thacher ... Mr. W.O. Blaney ... Mr. Louis Prang ... at the dinner of the New England Tariff Reform League, March 9, 1894 by Peleg McFarlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogue of an exhibition illustrative of a centenary of artistic lithography. 1796-1896 by Grolier Club ( Book )
3 editions published in 1896 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Story of Hans the swapper ( Book )
1 edition published in 1865 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Echoes in aquarelle from along shore by Louis K Harlow ( Book )
1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Album by L. Prang & Co ( Book )
1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains depictions of: Hudson River (12); Central Park (12); birds (12); wood ferns and mosses (12); Autumn leaves (12); roses (12); butterflies (12); fruit blossoms (4); wild flowers (11); and pansies (1)
Central Park album by L. Prang & Co ( Book )
1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wendell Phillips by A. K Kipps ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.00 for Speeches b ... to 1.00 for Democracy ...)
Alternative Names
Louis Prang
Prange, Louis, 1824-1909
Languages
English (55)
German (6)
Covers