English Graphic

Coutts, Marion, ed. 2012. English Graphic. London: Frances Lincoln. ISBN 978-0-71123-370-6 [Edited Book]

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English Graphic is a book of essays on the subject of illustration, with the focus entirely on English artists using graphic media; drawings, prints and watercolours. As editor, I built on a schedule Tom drew up. It contains essays drawn from a variety of sources: the Great Works column, reviews, catalogue essays, and previously unpublished material. The historical span of the book is broad – from the Winchester Psalter Hellmouth to Harry Beck’s London Underground Map and Dom Sylvester Houédard’s typestracts. The high point of English Graphic art in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century makes up the heart of the book, with Fuseli, Blake, Bewick and Palmer all the subject of extended essays. The images range from the visionary to the empirical, from folk art to caricature. Connecting and overlapping ideas on line and shape run through the book; maps, islands, clouds, swarms, wombs, skins, dots, contours and boundaries.

Editor, Marion Coutts, with an introduction by writer and Faber poet Jamie McKendrick

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Edited Book


art, writing, criticism, english, graphic, marion, coutts, tom, lubbock, cartoons, drawing, prints, watercolours, blake

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October 2012

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09 Jul 2012 10:43

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29 Apr 2020 15:45



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