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NEWS: New books about wood engravers, Geoffrey Wales and Diana Bloomfield

Oak Knoll Press and Primrose Hill Press would like to announce the
publication of two new books about wood engravers and artists, Geoffrey
Wales and Diana Bloomfield.


This trade edition is based on the private press edition printed from the
original blocks by Sebastian Carter at The Rampant Lions Press for Primrose
Academy in a limited edition of 135 copies singed by the artist. This book
includes an autobiographical note on the artists and 26 wood engravings
chosen by the artist.

Paperback, 1998, illustrated with 26 wood engravings, 48 pages.
Order# 52066-G6 / Price $12.95 + s&h

by Hilary Chapman. Edited by Simon Brett.

This is first volume in a new series of monographs, entitled CONTEMPORARY
WOOD ENGRAVERS edited by Simon Brett, that profiles those involved in wood
engraving, which involves printmakers, illustrators, and those working in
fine book production. The series begins with artists from Britain and the
United States, and others from around the world will be introduced in due
course to present an international perspective.

Wales, the artist featured in this volume, made prints which were a central
part of the British response to modernism and used wood engraving, when it
was least popular, to do so. He was one of the very few artists who have
taken the medium of illustration all the way into abstraction - the
shoreline of Norfolk and his native Kent served as an inspiration, the
glimmer and beauty of the sea remaining with him all of his life. Wales
experienced success from the 30's through the 50's during the private press
movement, but his later, more adventurous work was rarely seen, much less
appreciated, in his lifetime. This pioneer study places his work in the
context of advanced printmaking of its time and pays tribute to an artist of
quiet but revolutionary integrity. Illustrated with many wood engravings by

Paperback, 1998, illustrated, 153 pages.
Order# 50232-G6 / Price $24.95 + s&h

Shipping in the US is $4.00 for the first volume and $0.75 for each
additional volume. Shipping outside the US for single copies is $5.50 and
will be based on weight for orders above one copy. Books are shipped within
7 business days.

Order from:

Oak Knoll Books, Specialists in Books about Books, the History of the Book
and the Book Arts (ABAA/ILAB)
414 Delaware Street, New Castle DE 19720 USA
Phone: (302) 328-7232 / Fax: (302) 328-7274 / Email: oakknoll@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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