British Wood-Engraved Book Illustration 1904-1940

ISBN: 019817408X
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Joanna Selborne
Format: hardback
Year published: 2001
Publisher: British Library
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 433
Illustrations: illustrated throughout


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This book is the first full-length study of twentieth-century British wood-engraved book illustration between the wars. It reveals the pioneering methods by which artists broke with the nineteenth-century wood engraving tradition. In the context of the historical background and contemporary cultural developments the author throws new light on the work and practices of the more innovative wood-engravers who had a profound effect on modern standards of book production. Very good copy


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