British Wood-Engraved Book Illustration 1904-1940: A Break with Tradition

British Wood-Engraved Book Illustration 1904-1940: A Break with Tradition

by Joanna Selborne

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Overview

British wood engraving finds its champion in Selborne who has written a substantial history to the artists and the books they illustrated between 1904 and 1940. She begins the volume with three chapters of background that describe the method of wood engraving, the role of illustration in books, and the historical background of the process in Britain. The history that follows is arranged chronologically with attention to schools and trends as well as the careers of individual artists. The book is copiously illustrated with good-quality b&w plates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584560593
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press DE
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Pages: 433
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xiv(8)
Abbreviations xxii
Introduction 1(6)
PART I. THE BACKGROUND 7(44)
1. Wood-Engraving and Wood-Engravers
7(7)
2. The Role of Illustration
14(3)
3. The English Tradition: Historical Background up to c.1900
17(34)
1. Early English Woodcuts
18(3)
2. Thomas Bewick
21(2)
3. The Victorian Reproductive Engravers
23(2)
4. William Blake and Edward Calvert
25(1)
5. Joseph Crawhall, William Nicholson, and Edward Gordon Craig
26(7)
6. William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement
33(4)
7. The Vale Group: Charles Ricketts, Lucien Pissarro, and Thomas Sturge Moore
37(6)
8. British and Continental Illustration around 1900
43(8)
PART II. CONTEMPORARY INFLUENCES ON THE WOOD-ENGRAVING REVIVAL 51(114)
4. Pioneering Wood-Engravers, 1904-1920
51(59)
1. Early Teaching: Sydney Lee, Noel Rooke, and the Central School of Arts and Crafts
51(8)
2. Eric Gill, David Jones, and the St Dominic's Press Illustrators: The Early Years
59(17)
3. Gwen Raverat: First Phase
76(9)
4. Modernist Trends
85(25)
Edward Wadsworth and Vorticism
86(5)
Robert Gibbings
91(3)
The Bloomsbury Group
94(5)
Paul and John Nash
99(5)
Edward Gordon Craig
104(6)
5. The Beginnings of Recognition
110(18)
1. The Society of Wood Engravers and the English Wood-Engraving Society
110(6)
2. Art School Teaching
116(3)
3. Champions of the Cause: Dealers, Collectors, Critics, and Writers
119(3)
4. Commercial Art: Illustrated Periodicals and Advertisements
122(6)
6. Publishing and Wood-Engraved Book Illustration
128(37)
1. The Typographical Renaissance
128(5)
2. Private Presses
133(22)
The Golden Cockerel Press
140(2)
The Gregynog Press
142(5)
The Nonesuch Press
147(1)
The Shakespeare Head Press
148(1)
Smaller Private Presses
149(6)
3. Commercial Publishers
155(10)
PART III. A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF BRITISH WOOD-ENGRAVED BOOK ILLUSTRATION, 1920-1940 165(230)
7. New Approaches to Wood-Engraving
165(6)
8. Bold Beginnings: Noel Rooke and his Early Pupils
171(15)
9. John Farleigh: Early Work
186(14)
10. The Painterly Style: Gwen Raverat's Later Work, Stephen Bone, C. T. Nightingale, and Alex Buckels
200(16)
11. The Hard-Edged Typographic Approach
216(37)
1. Robert Gibbings: Later Work
216(11)
2. Eric Gill: Later Work
227(20)
3. Followers of Eric Gill: Philip Hagreen, Thomas Derrick, and Mary Dudley Short
247(6)
12. The Expressive Approach
253(77)
1. David Jones: Later Work
253(7)
2. Paul Nash and his Influence at the Royal College of Art
260(10)
3. Douglas Percy Bliss
270(6)
4. Eric Ravilious
276(17)
5. Enid Marx, Helen Binyon, John O'Connor, and Geoffrey Wales
293(4)
6. Tirzah Garwood and Hester Sainsbury
297(6)
7. John Nash: Later Work
303(8)
8. Ethelbert White, Clifford Webb, Norman Janes, and Others
311(10)
9. The Grosvenor School of Modern Art: Iain Macnab and his Pupils
321(9)
13. The Sinuous Line: A Tonal Approach
330(44)
1. The Underwood School and its Followers
330(3)
2. Leon Underwood
333(5)
3. Blair Hughes-Stanton
338(12)
4. Gertrude Hermes
350(9)
5. John Farleigh: Late Work
359(5)
6. Late Golden Cockerel Press Illustrators: Lettice Sandford, John Buckland Wright, Mary Groom, and Dorothea Braby
364(10)
14. Two Innovative Illustrators of Nature and Rural Life
374(21)
1. Clare Leighton
374(8)
2. Agnes Miller Parker
382(13)
Conclusion 395(6)
Select Bibliography 401(20)
Index 421

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