A VISION OF ORDER, 32 LINOCUTS BY ANDREW ANDERSON.

(Whittington Press).

  • (Lower Marston Farm, Risbury): Whittington Press, 2011.
  • 22 x 15 inches
  • quarter buckram and paper covered boards, slipcase
  • 64 pages
  • Order Nr. 107015
  • Price: $525.00  other currencies
A VISION OF ORDER, 32 LINOCUTS BY ANDREW ANDERSON.

One of 185 copies signed by the author/artist, Andrew Anderson. A monumental collection of thirty-five linocuts of cathedrals and medieval structures by Anderson, presented full-size, with the artist's commentary on each of the illustrations. Anderson has been a practicing architect for most of his career, and began making wood-engravings and linocuts in 1956, when he was nineteen years old. Early on, he became deeply influenced by Eric Gill, but eventually discovered his own voice as an artist by referencing architectural elements and mixing images with lettering and symbolism.

From John Randle at the Whittington Press...

"Andrew Andersons astonishing linocuts are an arresting mix of image, lettering and symbolism. The images show strong influences of his background as an architect with a particular interest in mediaeval architecture; the lettering brings Eric Gill to mind, but with an added fluency and versatility; and much of the symbolism comes from his involvement with cathedral and church architecture. He has written about his work in MATRIX 28, pp. 9.

He combines these three elements with immense skill and with a rare dedication, and yet his images have an astonishing vibrance and magnetism. Little known or seen over the years, hampered perhaps because of their size and the artists preoccupation with his architectural work, they appear here for the first time in a readily accessible form, each with a note by the artist explaining its content and symbolism.

The large format of A VISION OF ORDER allows most of the prints to be tipped in unfolded. Like our Posters published in 1996, it will be a monumental volume in its own right, set in a large size of the Caslon type for which the Press has become renowned. Tom Mayo, who will be doing much of the printing of this large and unusual project, will be posting a blog giving an illustrated report of its progress."

Extremely fine.