English Graphic by Tom LubbockEnglish Graphic by Tom Lubbock

English Graphic

byTom Lubbock

Hardcover | July 28, 2015

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English Graphicis a book of essays on the subject of illustration, with the focus entirely on English artists using graphic media; drawings, prints and watercolours. The pieces are largely drawn from Tom Lubbock’s weeklyGreat Workscolumn for theIndependent, with some longer pieces originally published as reviews or catalogue essays.

The historical span of the book is broad – from the Uffington White Horse to the Winchester PsalterHellmouthto Harry Beck’s London Underground Map and beyond. The high point of English Graphic art in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century makes up the heart of the book, with Fuseli, Blake, Bewick and Palmer all the subject of extended essays.

The fifty or so images range from the visionary to the empirical, from folk art to caricature. Connecting and overlapping ideas on line and shape run through the book; maps, islands, clouds, swarms, wombs, skins, dots, contours and boundaries. Energetic, coherent and strange,English Graphicpresents an electrical storm of ideas and illuminations provocatively argued by one of our most brilliant writers on art.
Tom Lubbock, critic and illustrator, was the chief art critic of the Independent from 1997 until his death in 2011. He wrote widely on art, books and radio and produced major catalogue essays on Goya, Thomas Bewick and Ian Hamilton Finlay. His illustrations, mainly done in collage, appeared every Saturday on the editorial page of the I...
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Title:English GraphicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 7 × 1 inPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:Frances LincolnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0711233705

ISBN - 13:9780711233706

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'Lubbock’s prose style is also, in its own way, quintessentially English … it makes a refreshing change from those critics who seek to obfuscate with sesquipedalian logorrhoea … a remarkable thematic focus [is] on display - all the more so given that Lubbock was sadly unable to oversee this book to its completion … A fitting tribute.'