Eric Gill

Eric Gill

ISBN
9780571358755
Published
08/02/2020
9780571358755
Format
Paperback
Price
£20.00
Paperback
416

About the Book

A gorgeous new edition of Fiona MacCarthy's ground-breaking biography of the artist-craftsman, typographer, and lettercutter, master wood-engraver, and sculptor: Eric Gill.

'Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.' Independent
'Scrupulous and sensitive . . . A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.' Observer
'Full of insight and interest . . . A considerable addition to modern biography.' Times

Eric Gill was the greatest English artist-craftsman of the twentieth century: a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. He was a devoted family man and key figure in three Catholic art and craft communities: yet he also believed in complete sexual freedom. In her controversial, landmark biography, originally published in 1989, celebrated biographer Fiona MacCarthy delves into the complex, dark, and contradictory sides of the man and the artist for the first time - and the result is his definitive portrait.

A gorgeous new edition of Fiona MacCarthy's ground-breaking biography of the artist-craftsman, typographer, and lettercutter, master wood-engraver, and sculptor: Eric Gill.'Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.' Independent'Scrupulous and sensitive . . . A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.' Observer'Full of insight and interest . . . A considerable addition to modern biography.' TimesEric Gill was the greatest English artist-craftsman of the twentieth century: a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. He was a devoted family man and key figure in three Catholic art and craft communities: yet he also believed in complete sexual freedom. In her controversial, landmark biography, originally published in 1989, celebrated biographer Fiona MacCarthy delves into the complex, dark, and contradictory sides of the man and the artist for the first time - and the result is his definitive portrait.
  • Fiona MacCarthy

    A well-known broadcaster and critic, Fiona MacCarthy established herself as one of the leading writers of biography in Britain with her widely acclaimed book Eric Gill, published in 1989. Her biography of Byron was described by A. N. Wilson as 'a flawless triumph' and William Morris won the Wolfson History Prize and the Writers' Guild Non-Fiction Award. She most recently published Last Curtsey, a memoir of her early life as a debutante

    Fiona is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Hon. Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She was awarded the OBE for services to literature in 2009.

“Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.”
- Claire Tomalin, Independent on Sunday
“Scrupulous and sensitive . . . Earlier biographers omitted the dark side of Gill, but MacCarthy uncovers too much material to ignore it. A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.”
- Observer

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