Eric Gill

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Eric Gill who died in 1940, was among the greatest English artist-craftsmen of the 20th century: a typographer and lettercutter of genius, and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. In this biography, the problems and contradictions of Gill the man and Gill the artist are examined.

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A gorgeous new edition of Fiona MacCarthy’s ground-breaking biography of the artist-craftsman, typographer, and lettercutter, master wood-engraver, and sculptor: Eric Gill.

‘Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.’ Independent
‘Scrupulous and sensitive . . . A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.’ Observer
‘Full of insight and interest . . . A considerable addition to modern biography.’ Times

Eric Gill was the greatest English artist-craftsman of the twentieth century: a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. He was a devoted family man and key figure in three Catholic art and craft communities: yet he also believed in complete sexual freedom. In her controversial, landmark biography, originally published in 1989, celebrated biographer Fiona MacCarthy delves into the complex, dark, and contradictory sides of the man and the artist for the first time – and the result is his definitive portrait.

Additional information

Weight0.523 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 2.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 338 , 64 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

769.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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