Ravilious - Wood Engravings

The Mainstone Press


Ravilious - Wood Engravings by James Russell / ISBN 9780957666559 / 80-page hardcover with jacket published by The Mainstone Press


Although a brilliant watercolourist, lithographer and designer, Eric Ravilious (1903-42) was above all a wood engraver. It was in this demanding medium that he first found artistic expression in the early 1920s, and over the next two decades produced some of the finest engravings of the age.

In Ravilious: Wood Engravings we have selected illustrations that show the evolution of this remarkable talent. Accompanying each illustration, is an extended caption designed to illuminate the engraving in an informative and entertaining way. In a manner familiar to readers of Ravilious in Pictures, author James Russell sets out to discover the places that inspired Ravilious, explore the remarkable books he illustrated and meet the people he portrayed. Ravilious: Wood Engravings is both a collection of beautiful, surprising pictures and an entertaining portrait of a wonderful artist and his world.

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