BRITISH WOOD-ENGRAVED BOOK ILLUSTRATION 1904-1940: A BREAK WITH TRADITION. Joanna Selborne.

BRITISH WOOD-ENGRAVED BOOK ILLUSTRATION 1904-1940: A BREAK WITH TRADITION.

  • New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2001.
  • small 4to.
  • stiff paper wrapper
  • 458 pages
  • ISBN: 1584560592
  • ISBN: 9781584560593

Price: $75.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 63432

First Edition, second printing. Book illustration by British wood-engravers from 1904 to the beginning of the Second World War was among the most versatile and inventive of the graphic arts. In a climate of typographical renaissance, various wood-engravers made dynamic impact on the appearance of the printed page, transforming good books into works of art and influencing modern standards of book production. This extraordinary book reveals the methods by which these pioneering artists broke with nineteenth-century illustrative practices. Detailed studies of unpublished material, including art school records, publishers' and print societies' archives, and artists' correspondence, throws new light on the work and practices of these innovative artists. Reprinted from 1998 Oxford University Press edition.