STENCILLED ORNAMENT AND ILLUSTRATION: Expanded Edition


STENCILLED ORNAMENT AND ILLUSTRATION: Expanded Edition

WILLIAM ADDISON DWIGGINS    Book Number: 85846    Product format: Hardback

This beautifully produced reissue of Abbe's 1979 limited edition of Dwiggins's pioneering work in stencil will delight everyone who appreciates intricate craftsmanship. Entitled "a demonstration" of Dwiggins's art, the book shows how in the early 20th century Dwiggins created book design by building up tiny stencilled elements. Two different methods are described, one based on an ink sketch with a different stencil for each colour, the other combining separate stencils delineating lines, curves and solid portions. Dwiggins describes how he developed transparent celluloid stencils because you could see where to place them, and provides advice about cutting stencils and mounting them on a frame to keep them firm. Among the templates shown are numerous examples from woodblocks, with their characteristic sharp lines and circles. Some of the most attractive designs show the geometrical influence of Art Deco and are reminiscent of the jewellery of the era, while studies of leaves and flowers are minute and delicate. "Mr Dwiggins can respect the simplicity of a fly-speck and treat dots in a new way." Exquisite border patterns incorporate figures, natural vegetation, and Persian or Paisley effects, while the section on printing demonstrates a variety of fonts. The editor's Afterword provides colour examples of bookplates and book cover designs and even a Surrealist painting of 1918 entitled The Incandescent Cheese, using wooden-stamp stencil for the plain blue background, which created a stir at the Boston Watercolour Society. 95pp, woodblock, alphabets, designs and geometrical elements reproduced in black and white. Some colour. 7" x 10".
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ISBN 9781616893750
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