GWEN RAVERAT, WOOD ENGRAVER. Joanna Selborne, Lindsay Newman.


(Raverat, Gwen).
  • New Castle DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2003.
  • small 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket
  • 152 pages
  • ISBN: 158456105X
  • ISBN: 9781584561057

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First trade edition. From the late nineteenth century, wood engraving became a medium for creative expression. One of the most prolific engravers was Gwen Raverat (1885-1957). She trained as a painter, and developed an impressionistic approach - her skill at conveying atmosphere and different qualities of light was unrivaled. She also had a strong sense of character, as is shown by her numerous illustrations to children's books. This book contains the first in-depth assessment of Gwen Raverat as a wood engraver, exploring her technique and her experiments with color prints. In addition it contains a full catalogue of all her engravings, and a descriptive bibliography of the books and ephemera which she illustrated. 1 color and 87 black-and-white illustrations.

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