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Art Work
     

Art Work

by David Gentleman, Pamela Todd (Editor)
 

The lives of most people in Britain, whether they realise it or not, have been touched by David Gentleman. From his many stamp designs, in which he gradually transformed the way the Queen appears, to his timeless corporate logos for companies such as British Steel and the famous Eleanor Cross murals as Charing Cross underground station, David Gentleman's art has

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The lives of most people in Britain, whether they realise it or not, have been touched by David Gentleman. From his many stamp designs, in which he gradually transformed the way the Queen appears, to his timeless corporate logos for companies such as British Steel and the famous Eleanor Cross murals as Charing Cross underground station, David Gentleman's art has both shaped and given voice to the changing design trends of five decades. In Artwork, he gives a fascinating insight not only into his working methods, but also into the whole process of designing as an art, and art as a job. This major collection features his most significant commissions, highlighting the extraordinary breadth of his work and including stamps and posters, wood engraving and graphics, screen-prints and his trademark watercolours.

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Library Journal
With more than 250 color illustrations, this comprehensive overview of British designer Gentleman's portfolio offers a fascinating look at an artist of considerable breadth. Over the course of a prolific 50-year career, Gentleman has applied watercolors, engravings, screen prints, and design elements to everything from books and stamps to murals and posters. The readers to whom this volume will appeal are legion: the extensive travel and architectural watercolors will entice some, the extensive bookplates and covers will interest others, and stamp enthusiasts are certain to find pleasure in the 100+ postage stamps depicted here. However, it is the design reader who will find Gentleman's range and craft particularly refreshing-they stand in stark contrast to a profession that has become defined by a computer-produced sheen and whose practitioners are increasingly specialized in their pursuits. For the American reader, who might not be as familiar with what are certainly visual touchstones in Great Britain, useful comparisons could be made between Gentleman and Alan Fletcher (The Art of Looking Sideways) or Gentleman's more widely published Pentagram contemporaries (see, e.g., Pentagram Book Five). For all graphic design collections.-Phil Hamlett, Turner & Assocs., San Francisco Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780091886523
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
11/05/2002
Edition description:
2002 First Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.82(d)

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