Verwacht: Harry Potter A history of magic – British Library

Als je fan bent van Harry Potter dan zal het je niet ontgaan zijn dat het in 2017 al weer twintig jaar geleden is dat het eerste boek werd gepubliceerd. Naar aanleiding daarvan wordt in The British Library een tentoonstelling gehouden waarin Harry Potter centraal staat. Bij deze tentoonstelling verschijnen twee boeken: Harry Potter – A journey through a history of magic en Harry Potter – A history of magic. Beide boeken vertellen je meer over de zaken die Harry Potter en zijn vrienden op Hogwarts leren. Ze verschijnen op de dag van de opening van de tentoonstelling, op 20 oktober 2017. Beide zijn Engelstalig, vandaar dat hieronder ook de samenvatting in het Engels is opgenomen.

Harry Potter – A history of magic

Harry Potter a history of magicHarry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There’s also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition – absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon’s blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch’s broomstick, in a book that shows J.K. Rowling’s magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.

  • Uitgeverij: Bloomsbury
  • Verwachte verschijningsdatum: 20 oktober 2017
  • Aantal pagina’s: 256
  • Verkrijgbaar als: hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781408890769

Harry Potter – A journey through a history of magic

Harry Potter a journey through a history of magicAn irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry’s Hogwarts – packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher’s Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

  • Uitgeverij: Bloomsbury
  • Verwachte verschijningsdatum: 20 oktober 2017
  • Aantal pagina’s: 144
  • Verkrijgbaar als: paperback
  • ISBN: 9781408890776

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