Eric Gill was a typographer and lettercutter whose typefaces still feature in our lives, especially his Perpetua and Gill Sans. He was also a ...Show synopsisEric Gill was a typographer and lettercutter whose typefaces still feature in our lives, especially his Perpetua and Gill Sans. He was also a sculptor and wood-engraver. He was a key personality in three Catholic art and craft communities at Ditchling, Capel-y-ffin and Pigotts. He was a devoted family man but, at the same time, he was fickle and quarrelsome and a believer in complete sexual freedom. He had a succession of mistresses and affairs. In this biography the author analyzes these apparent contradictions. Fiona MacCarthy directed the Omega Workshops Exhibition at the Crafts Council in 1984, and in 1987 "Eye for Industry" at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She wrote "A History of British Design", "British Design Since 1880" and "Simple Life". She was awarded the Royal Society of Arts Bicentenary Medal for 1987.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. MACCARTHY, FIONA. Eric Gill: A Lover's Quest for Art...Very Good. MACCARTHY, FIONA. Eric Gill: A Lover's Quest for Art and God. E. P. Dutton, (1989). 338 pp., 1st Amer. ed., many illus., xlib copy w/ usual markings.
Description:Gill, Eric. Thick 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiii, 338 pages....Gill, Eric. Thick 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiii, 338 pages. First U.S. edition. An excellent biography which throws new light on the life of this great artist and craftsman. MacCarthy had access to Gill's unpublished diaries which were partly written in code and provide an interesting, sometimes shocking insight into his everyday life. A review in THE NEW YORK TIMES concluded "Few men have been better served by a biographer."
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Description:Good in Good jacket. Hardcover. 338 pages, illustrations in b&w....Good in Good jacket. Hardcover. 338 pages, illustrations in b&w. Remainder mark to bottom edge, tape-repair to top edge of dust jacket spine, else a clean, tight copy.
Description:London, Faber and Faber, (1990). Reprint. Wrappers, illust., pp....London, Faber and Faber, (1990). Reprint. Wrappers, illust., pp. xiii, 338. Spine and front wrapper creased, paper browned else v.g. ISBN 0 571 14302 4. Biography of the English typographer, sculptor and wood-engraver.
Description:Very Good with no dust jacket. Black cover with gold print....Very Good with no dust jacket. Black cover with gold print. xlibrary with no damage just a couple of small stamps. Very clean book. Gill was a great artist-craftsman. Sculptor, wood engraver, letter cutter, and typographer. Sections on Brighton and Chichester, London, Sussex, Welsh Mountains and Pyrenees, and Home Counties. Completly indexed and bibliography.; Photographs; 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 384 pages.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. xiii, 238pp, index, sources,...Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. xiii, 238pp, index, sources, bw ills. Or black cloth. Some foxing to endpapers and adjacent pages. Slight edge wear to jacket, spine somewhat faded. Biography of one of the greatest English artist-craftsmen of the 20th century. he was a typographer and lettercutter of genius whose typefaces constantly feature in our lives-particularly Perpetua and Gill Sans. He was also a master of scupture and wood-engraving. This biography explores the man and the artist.
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Eric Gill was an extremely talented typographer and artist, who tried mightily to create a kind of Roman Catholic utopia for himself and his family. He also felt free to explore his sexuality in a most uncommon way for the times he lived in, while not seeing any dichotomy between his religious beliefs and his odd predilections. The author does her best to reconcile these divergent aspects of his personality; it's a good read.
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