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Eric Gill: The Engravings

Skelton, Christopher, Editor

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ISBN 10: 0879238534 / ISBN 13: 9780879238537
Published by Godine, Boston, 1990
New Condition: New Hardcover
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NO FINER COPY EXISTS. // NEW BOOK and DJ, both in GIFT-quality MINTcondition and with new Mylar protection. // Clothbound hardcover, 478 pages, illustrated. // An exceptional offering,.containing Gill's complete oeuvre. Most engravings are reporduced in their original dimensions, with examples in both color and black-and-white. Bookseller Inventory # 000636

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Title: Eric Gill: The Engravings

Publisher: Godine, Boston

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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Reprint of the edition designed by Skelton. Over 1000 engravings described and illustrated. Minor cover wear. 478 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. thick 4to..

From Publishers Weekly:

A man torn between the spirit and the flesh, English book illustrator, craftsman and engraver Eric Gill (1882-1940) attempted to capture God's presence both in a Madonna and Child and in pictures of couples making love. Gill's freewheeling, humanistic interpretation of the Gospels still startles and provokes; his illustrations for The Canterbury Tales , Henry VIII and the Song of Songs combine lively drama, warmth and wit. His silhouette portraits can be seen as precursors of photorealism but he generally avoided naturalism, opting instead for powerful, subtly patterned designs and a marriage of image with printer's type. This compilation of engravings reveals an artist with an exquisite touch, whether at work on commercial logos, pressmarks, flower studies or erotic fantasies. Scholar-printer Skelton, Gill's nephew, contributes a dry, narrowly focused, unhelpful introduction and a scholarly apparatus to an otherwise beautiful volume.
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