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[BLAIR HUGHES-STANTON] HUGHES-STANTON, PENELOPE - The Wood-Engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton

Title: The Wood-Engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton
Description: Private Libraries Association, Pinner Middlesex UK, 1991. Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 183pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Near fine. Blair Hughes-Stanton came from a family of artists but nevertheless fell into the world of art and print-making almost accidentally, after initially deciding upon life as a naval officer: the notion of being his own boss was to clinch the deal. He had an erratic education, mainly augmented by the crash course of mathematics which he underwent as a cadet in the Royal Navy, and developed an idiosyncratic method of spelling which stayed with him all his life. Having made the decision to attend art school, he found the method of instruction stilted and unedifying: chance encounters with other young artists taught him the importance of the line, and formed a logical, structural underpinning to the artform - woodblock engraving - which later became his prime means of expression, some would say his singular voice. Included here is the complete catalogue of his published works in wood, showing an elegance of expression not normally associated with this medium. This is one of 1750 copies bound by The Fine Bindery (of which 600 were released for sale) and was designed by David Chambers. All of the reproductions included are full size unless noted otherwise in the captions.

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Price: AUD 55.00 = appr. US$ 38.05 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 50764


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