To War with Paper and Brush: Captain Edward Ardizzone: Official War Artist
Artist(s): Edward Ardizzone
Author(s): Malcolm Yorke
Year published: 2007
Publisher: Fleece Press
Publisher Location: Upper Denby
Total Pages: 170
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
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Limited edition of 600 copies. Slipcased
This Ardizzone book is another of the major four-colour books printed out-of-house but entirely conceived, organised, designed and typeset by one person; together with the author Malcolm Yorke, whose earlier book for the Press on Edward Bawden was so successful.
Ardizzone’s Diary of a War Artist has been the only book relating to his wartime experiences in many British locations as well as on the front line in France, Belgium, Italy, North Africa, Sicily, Denmark and Germany and consists of the edited diaries which the artist kept. Fine copy in slipcase
To War with Paper and Brush traces and assesses his extraordinary wartime path, and is illustrated with a great many original watercolours, line-drawings and photographs.
In true Fleece Press style this book is beautifully made and very heavily illustrated. Printed in Sheffield by J. W. Northend on the uncoated but smooth Monadnock Dulcet paper in an edition of 600 copies (the colophon mistakenly reads 700), all copies are bound in full Record Leinen cloth with an accompanying slipcase.