Wood Ink and Paper

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Hamilton Spectator

'This book is a step on the way towards a better understanding of wood engraving in Canada, by making the work and philosophy of one of Canada's best artists in this medium available at a modest price.'

Brick

'I've been looking at the work in Wood, Ink and Paper for some time now, attempting to understand images cut so finely into wood and transferred to these pages. The time and precision necessary if each stroke is to take its place among the others must quiet the emotions. The artist's feelings are as complex as the images themselves and, like those images, they are often ambivalent or understated. ...

'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.'

Books in Canada

'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.'

Multiples, the Journal of the Society of Wood Engravers - Kim Lewis

'Gerard ... sees himself in the longer tradition of medieval scribes and Gutenberg, and most of his important connections are with artists and craftsmen of Europe and the past. His engraving is very much in the British tradition, with the feel of such engravers as Mackley, Robert Gibbings, Joan Hassall and Monica Poole.... In Gerard's case, being a book artist includes being able to do all aspects of the production himself. No other Canadian private press printer is able to combine typesetting and printing with wood engraving, papermaking, spinning, weaving and bookbinding. His lifestyle, which is spare and simple, imposes the onus of inventing and doing everything self sufficiently and provides the opportunity to explore his creativity as fully as possible.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780889840294
  • Publisher: Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2003
  • Pages: 12
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2005

    amazing detail in small printed images

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2001

    Beautiful book!

    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.

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