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The dictionary of 20th century British book illustrators /
by Alan Horne.
imprint
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Antique Collectors' Club, c1994.
description
456 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
ISBN
1851491082
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Woodbridge, Suffolk : Antique Collectors' Club, c1994.
isbn
1851491082
local note
Fisher Horne copy: Annotated by Alan Horne. With additional notes and research material laid in.
RBSC copy: Author's presentation copy.
catalogue key
711896
 
Gift; Bonnie Horne; 2018; Horne copy RB341308.
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1995-01:
Most noted British artists of the 20th century have at some time contributed illustrations for a book. However, such artists make up just a few of the 1000 entries in this dictionary, the result of ten years of research by book collector Horne. Each biographical sketch covers the artist's education (i.e., art school), career, influences, books illustrated, and exhibitions held, together with a brief bibliography. Spectacular illustrations (601 in all, with 157 in color) are included throughout, making this work a visual feast for the reader. The publisher has a reputation for useful as well as beautiful books, and its latest offering is no exception, serving as a sturdy companion to their Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators (1994). Highly recommended for most reference, book history, or design collections; the latter might also consider a circulating copy.-Joseph Hewgley, Nash-ville P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Library Journal, January 1995
Reference & Research Book News, December 1995
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Most of the great British artists of the 20th century have at some time contributed illustrations for books. In addition, as a glance through this profusely and beautifully illustrated book will confirm, there is a strong tradition of specialist illustrators whose talents complemented a wide variety of texts.
Long Description
Most of the great British artists of the 20th century have at some time contributed illustrations for books - Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash, John Piper and David Hockney to name but a few. In addition there is a strong tradition of specialist illustrators - Edward Ardizzone and Lynton Lamb for example - whose talents complemented a wide variety of texts. The range of subject matter is enormous - from children's literature to war art, the humorous to the world of fantasy. A lengthy overview of the subject examines the revival of wood engraving, commercial art, book jackets, and children's book illustrations. Each dictionary entry consists of brief biographical details, followed by details of education (especially art schools attended), career and influences. For further reference, notes give titles, dates and publishers of books illustrated, exhibitions held, collections, and bibliographies.
Unpaid Annotation
This book contains information about some 1,000 British illustrators, the lesser known as well as the masters in the field, whose work was published in the first seventy years of the 20th century. Introductory articles on such topics as commercial art and children's book illustrators are followed by biographical details of individual artists with lists of illustrated books, galleries and museums where the artist's work has been shown.
Unpaid Annotation
This comprehensive reference is the companion volume to The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators by Simon Houfe. Contains information on some 1,000 British illustrators.
Main Description
Most of the great British artists of the 20th century have at some time contributed illustrations for
Main Description
Most of the great British artists of the 20th century have at some time contributed illustrations for books - Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash, John Piper and David Hockney to name but a few. In addition there is a strong tradition of specialist illustrators -

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