The Inscirptions of Eric Gill

The Inscirptions of Eric Gill

by David Peace
     
 

Eric Gill must be considered among the major artist-craftsmen of the twentieth century. Profligate as well as prolific, his talents included wood engraving, sculpture, letter design and carving as well as writing. He also turned his talents to inscriptional lettering and produced some of the most elegant monuments ever created. Over 900 items are known, and they… See more details below

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Eric Gill must be considered among the major artist-craftsmen of the twentieth century. Profligate as well as prolific, his talents included wood engraving, sculpture, letter design and carving as well as writing. He also turned his talents to inscriptional lettering and produced some of the most elegant monuments ever created. Over 900 items are known, and they are all catalogued here, from his first inscription on stone in 1901 to his design for his own gravestone in 1940.

The book includes indices of persons and institutions commemorated as well as the location of the inscriptions. There are also appendices on Gill's work on war memorials, heraldry, and the design of seals, medals, coins and stamps. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in lettering or letter design. Gill was a master of many media, but nowhere does his genius shine more brightly than in his original and memorable interpretations of the Roman alphabet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567920277
Publisher:
Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.93(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.92(d)

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