The Wood Engravings of Agnes Miller Parker

ISBN: 9780712306850
Artist(s): Agnes Miller Parker
Author(s): Ian Rogerson
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2006
Publisher: British Library
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 320 pages
Illustrations: 912 illustrations

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Although reprographic wood engraving was in rapid decline, by the 1930s, the use of wood engraving as a creative force was widely recognised and, in addition to print-making, artists such as Robert Gibbings, Eric Gill, Gwen Raverat and Clare Leighton were successfully using the medium in book illustration.

Agnes Miller Parker and her husband, William McCance, while at the Gregynog Press in 1931, produced The Fables of Esope, now recognised as one of the finest of all private press books. Her subsequent illustrations for H.E. Bates’ Through the Woods, and Down the River brought her popular acclaim. This book brings together over 900 of her linocuts and wood engravings, cut between 1926 and 1969. Her representations of the natural world are amongst the finest wood engravings produced in twentieth century, and this handsomely-produced book represents a long overdue retrospective of her life and work.

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