Edward Ardizzone: A Bibliographic Commentary

ISBN: 9780712347594
Artist(s): Edward Ardizzone
Author(s): Brian Alderson
Format: Hardback
Edition: -
Year published: 2003
Publisher: British Library
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 292
Illustrations: Includes 4 colour and 70 black and white illustrations


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When Edward Ardizzone died in 1979 he was one of the best-loved artists (and authors) in the English-speaking world. He illustrated more than 200 books and pamphlets, a good number of which he also wrote, as well as designing dust-jackets and ephemera for a range of patrons.

Brian Alderson first published a checklist of his work in The Private Library in 1972. Since then, with the co-operation of the artist and his family, he has extended and expanded the coverage of the original list, describing for the first time in a full-scale bibliography Ardizzone’s books, dust-jackets, commercial work and ephemera, with notes on his periodical contributions, war art, prints, posters and bookplates. Appendices reprint articles by Ardizzone himself, detail the history of two favourite titles – Peacock Pie and Peter Pan – and reproduce Gabriel White’s memorial tribute to the artist.


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