Albert Robida

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Albert Robida
Albert Robida.jpg
Naștere 1848
Compiègne, France
Deces 1926
Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France
Ocupație Writer, Illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, novelist, publisher
Naționalitate French
Activitatea literară
Specie literară Children's Books, Graphic novels

Albert Robida (1848, Compiègne, Oise – 1926) a fost un ilustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, and novelist. He edited and published La Caricature magazine for 12 years. Through the 1880s he wrote an acclaimed trilogy of futuristic novels. In the 1900s he created 520 illustrations for Pierre Giffard's weekly serial La Guerre Infernale.

Biografie[modificare | modificare sursă]

S-a născut în Compiègne, France, the son of a carpenter. He studied to become a notary, but was more interested in caricature. In 1866 he joined Journal Amusant as an illustrator. In 1880, with Georges Decaux, he founded his own magazine La Caricature, which he edited for 12 years. He illustrated tourist guides, works of popular history, and literary classics. His fame disappeared after World War I.

Trilogia Futuristic[modificare | modificare sursă]

Albert Robida was rediscovered thanks to his trilogy of futuristic works:

These works drew comparison to Jules Verne. Unlike Verne, he proposed inventions integrated into everyday life, not creations of mad scientists, and he imagined the social developments that arose from them, often with accuracy: social advancement of women, mass tourism, pollution, etc. His La Guerre au vingtième siècle describes modern warfare, with robotic missiles and poison gas. His Téléphonoscope was a flat screen television display that delivered the latest news 24-hours a day, the latest plays, courses, and teleconferences.

Lucrări cu Pierre Giffard[modificare | modificare sursă]

La Guerre Infernale, Episode 2, January 1908
"Maison tournante aérienne" (aerial rotating house). One of Robida's drawings for his book Le Vingtième Siècle, a nineteenth century conception of life in the twentieth century. Ink over graphite underdrawing, c. 1883, digitally restored.

Robida illustrated works by Pierre Giffard.

  • La Fin du Cheval on the inevitable replacement of the horse by the bicycle, then by the car.
  • La Guerre Infernale, the 1908 serial adventure novel for children that appeared every Saturday, and Robida added the 520 illustrations.[1] It described the second world war, years before it happened, describing an attack on London by the Germans and war between Japan and the United States. It was subsequently republished as a book.

Bibliografie[modificare | modificare sursă]

La Sortie de l'opéra en l'an 2000 (c. 1902, digitally restored)
  • Voyages très extraordinaires de Saturnin Farandoul, 1879
  • Le Vingtième Siècle, 1883
  • La Guerre au vingtième siècle, 1887
  • Le Vingtième Siècle. La vie électrique, 1890
  • Voyage de fiançailles au XXe siècle
  • Un chalet dans les airs
  • L'horloge des siècles, 1902 (translated by Brian Stableford as The Clock of the Centuries ISBN 978-1-934543-13-9)
  • L'Ingénieur von Satanas, 1919
Other work
  • L'Île de Lutèce : enlaidissements et embellissements de la Cité
  • La Bête au bois dormant
  • La Part du hasard
  • Le Voyage de M. Dumollet
  • Les Vieilles Villes d'Italie : notes et souvenirs
  • La Grande Mascarade parisienne
  • La Fin des Livres, with Octave Uzanne
  • Contes pour les bibliophiles, with Octave Uzanne
  • Les Vieilles Villes d'Espagne, notes et souvenirs
  • Un caricaturiste prophète. La guerre telle qu'elle est
  • 1430, les assiégés de Compiègne
  • Paris de siècle en siècle ; le cœur de Paris, splendeurs et souvenir
  • Le 19e siècle
  • Les Escholiers du temps jadis
  • Les Vieilles Villes d'Italie : notes et souvenirs
  • Le Voyage de M. Dumollet
La Vieille France series

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