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Albert Robida
Albert Robida
French illustrator and science fiction writer Albert Robida (1848-1926)

Born

1848 Compiègne, France

Died

1926 Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France

Occupation

Writer, Illustrator,etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, novelist, publisher

Nationality

French

Genre

Children's Books, Graphic novels

Albert Robida (1848–1926) was an illustrator, 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.

Biography

He was born in 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.

Futuristic Trilogy

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

  • Le Vingtième Siècle (1883)
  • La Guerre au vingtième siècle (1887)
  • Le Vingtième siècle. La vie électrique (1890)

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 that delivered the latest news 24-hours a day, the latest plays, courses, and teleconferences.

Works with Pierre Giffard

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.

Bibliography

Guerre Infernale No 02 Jan-Feb 1908

Guerre Infernale by Pierre Giffard, illustrated by A. Robida, published by Vaugirard in 1908. Public Domain - Image was published over 100 years ago.

Futuristic

  • 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 XX × 10{{{1}}} 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 19 × 10{{{1}}} siècle
  • Les Escholiers du temps jadis
  • Les Vieilles Villes d'Italie : notes et souvenirs
  • Le Voyage de M. Dumollet

La Vieille France series

  • La Bretagne, text, drawings and 40 additional lithographies hors by A. Robida, Paris, Librairie illustrée, ca. 1900, 336 p.
  • La Touraine, text, drawings and lithography by A. Robida, Paris, La Librairie Illustrée, 336 p., 40 illustrations, undated [1892]. Tome II: Le Mans, Laval, Sablé, Angers, Saumur, Thouars, Loudun, Chinon, Vendôme
  • Normandie, text, drawings and lithographies by A. Robida, Paris, La Librairie illustrée, undated [1890], 331 pages, 40 additional duotone illustrations. Tome II: Bayeux, Lisieux, Bernay, Honfleur, Le Havre, Fécamp, Dieppe, Eu, Rouen, Louviers, Évreux, Vernon. Reedition: Éd. de Crémille, Genève, 1994, 169 p.
  • Provence, Paris, À la Librairie illustrée, undated [1893], 332 p. Avignon, Barbentane, Orange, Carpentras, Vaucluse, Cavaillon, Sisteron, Tarascon, Beaucaire, Arles, Marseille, Toulon, Fréjus, Nice, Monaco, Menton, Aix, Nîmes, Uzès, Montpellier, Béziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne
  • Paris, Splendeurs et Souvenirs, Éditions de Crémille, Genève, 1992, textes, dessins et lithographies par A. Robida, 824 p., 2 volumes. Tome 1 : Le Cœur de Paris, 412 p. Tome 2 : Paris, de Siècle en Siècledsasdasd, 412 p.

References

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