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Gwen Raverat: Wood Engraver

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Publisher: Date:Unknown - Oak Knoll Pr

By: Joanna Selborne, Lindsay Newman

First trade edition. From the late ninteenth century, wood engraving became a medium for creative expression. One of the most prolific engravers was Gwen Raverat (1885-1957). She trained as a painter, and developed an impressionistic approach - her skill conveying atmosphere and different qualities of light was unrivalled. She also had a strong sense of character, as is shown by her numerous illustrations to children's books. This book contains the first indepth assessment of Gwen Raverat as a wood engraver, exploring her technique and her experiments with color prints. In addition, it contains a full catalogue of all her engravings, and a descriptive bibliography of the books and ephemera which she illustrated. 1 color and 87 black-and-white illustrations. Co-published with The British Library.  -opisanie

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