The Way of Wood Engraving (1953)

Author(s): Dorothea Braby
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1953
Publisher: Studio Publications
Total Pages: 95
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated in black and white


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Detailed guide on the art of wood engraving. Part of the “How to Do It” series, it provides comprehensive, step-by-step instructions for both beginners and experienced engravers. Braby covers every aspect of the craft, from selecting the right tools and materials to mastering carving and printing techniques. She also delves into the history of wood engraving, the properties of different types of wood, and the various tools used in the process. The book includes practical advice on preparing wood blocks, transferring designs, and using diverse carving methods to achieve various effects. Additionally, Braby offers insights into composition, design, and developing a personal style, making it an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this intricate and beautiful art form​. Includes of examples of work by the likes of Eric Ravilious and Gertrude Hermes. Condition: very good in slightly worn and spotted dust-wrapper.


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