Eric 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 ...Read MoreEric 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.Read Less
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VG-(Black mark on bottom of book block; dj has sunned along spine; interior crisp and clean. ) Black cloth, tan & illus. dust jacket, 338 pp., 129 BW plates. An artist biography of English sculptor, printmaker, and designer Eric Gill (1882-1940). Includes dozens of samples of his work, as well as family photos.
Very Good with no dust jacket. 0571137547. 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.
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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