Monday, December 28, 2015

English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950

English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950
author: Thomas Balston
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2015/12/28
date added: 2015/12/28
shelves: non-fiction
'English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950' by Thomas Balston is a history and sampling of wood engravings from the early twentieth century.

The book tells the history of wood engraving, and talks about how it is different than woodcut drawings. Woodcuts are quite a bit older, wood engraving came into fashion with the invention of the moveable type and the need for finer illustration styles. Early illustrations were used in books and the style picked up when photographic techniques of the time failed to give fine reproductions of certain artists drawings. The history continues through the war years and beyond. Then it's on to some samples of the work, and they are glorious. There are nature prints and abstracts and boats. Works for books and plays and natural histories. They are detailed and worth the small price of the book.

It's a short little work and I quite enjoyed it as a break from my normal reading. It's a reprint from 1951 and I thank Dover for reprinting.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Dover Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this fine ebook.

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