|Book:||'A History of Wood Engraving' by Albert Garrett|
|408 pages ; 400 wood engraving illustrations|
|This Edition Published By:||Bloomsbury Books (hardback, 1986)|
|Originally Published By:||Midas Books (1978)|
|ISBN:||0 906223 29 6|
A friend of mine lent me several books on print making in November, including this one, and I was enthralled and had to get my own copy. A quick search on abebooks.co.uk located a copy, and soon I was the proud owner of a 1986 version of this book.
The question was though, where to start? There was so much rich information to be seen - should I look through the illustrations, start at the beginning, or in the middle? I quickly excluded the middle as I needed the whole history to fully understand this, but to be honest I couldn't resist going through the 400 reprints of wood engravings first. It is incredible to see so many different people and styles of engraving in just one book.
Then to the reading. But I'll need to be honest here, I did start read it, but up to the point of writing this mini review I haven't had chance to read all of it. This isn't a fault of the book though, quite the reverse, there is just so much rich detailed information about the various wood engravers that I found myself taking so many notes that it is going to take me a while to read it all. But that is OK, it is a book I can work with like that, and I'm looking forward to reading more.
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