Are you sitting comfortably? The book jackets of Edward Bawden
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A comprehensive survey of Edward Bawden's book covers
Indulge in some gentle nostalgia with this book of Bawden's book jackets which span from his school days through to his work for the Folio Society in the late 1970s.
This stylish cloth bound publication is a great book to dip into and has some 100 or so book commissions all accompanied by text offering background information as well as comment on the artwork, considering the changes in Bawden’s artwork as the decades progress.
Although the book is great to just dip into, an introductory essay by Peyton Skipworth offers useful background, covering Bawden’s school days where his precocious talent was recognised, through his study of ‘industrial design’ at the Royal College of Art in the early 1920’s where he mastered line engraving and linocut, up to his later work for the Folio Society who commissioned him to illustrate Chronicles of King Arthur and The Hound of the Baskervilles in the late 1970s.
- Authors: Tim Mainstone and James Russell
- Hardcover: 176 pages | 230 colour and 100 black and white illustrations
- Date published: May 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0957666542
- Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 26.1 cm