'Wood, Ink and Paper is well made and comfortable to the hand. The artist's introduction offers insights into the engraving process as well as his feelings about his subject matter and the importance of the book as a format for his work. Brender á Brandis, with his engraver's tools, has sketched a poem line the breadth of wind. It is about the possibilities of imagination, the strength of observation and, perhaps, the origins of life around us.'
Brender à Brandis, with his engraver's tools, has sketched a poem line the breadth of wind. It is about the possibilities of imagination, the strength of observation and, perhaps, the origins of life around us.
'Now for something entirely different ... Wood, Ink and Paper, a book of wood engravings by G. Brender á Brandis. This is actually a charming and rather lovely little book. On first impression, it may seem incomplete -- a series of illustrations without a story. But it's more than that. "The book," writes Brandis, "is not merely a container holding a number of small works of art -- it is a work of art." I tend to agree. Nothing overwhelming -- a miniature -- but with every detail in just the right place.'
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Meet the Author
A member of the Society of Wood Engravers (England), Gerard Brender à Brandis has produced hundreds of drawings, wood engravings and watercolours of flowering plants, many of which were studied in his own garden. These images have appeared in books, including Wood, Ink and Paper, At Water's Edge and Portraits of Flowers (all published by The Porcupine's Quill) as well as in his own handmade editions. His work is represented in the collections of the Royal Botanical Gardens (Hami
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I have actually met this artist and visited his studio. I am amazed at the detail he achieves in his printmaking that incorporates cutting end-grain wood blocks with small tools. The blocks are printed using an antique Albion screw pressure press. I am astounded at his skill and his creative talent. This book features many of his earlier works. I was fortunate to see some of the original blocks the printed images were derived from.
If your a printmaker or nature lover this is the book for you. These wood engravings are true pieces of art. Most of the prints are no larger than 3x4 in. Amazing that anyone can work that small. G. Brandis delicatley depicts flowers, small animals, and old farms scenes. There are 70 woodcuts enclosed in this volume.