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Author Coppel, Stephen, author

Title Linocuts of the machine age : Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School / Stephen Coppel
Published Aldershot, Hants, Eng. : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate Pub. Co., 1995


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Description 205 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm
Contents Artists included: Cyril E. Power, Sybil Andrews, Lill Tschudi, Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers, Eveline Syme
Summary Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, including letters, memoirs, photographs and critical appraisals in the press, Stephen Coppel provides a fascinating account of the work and lives of these seven artists. This book will introduce to a new audience the vitality and appeal of these prints, which, from the Second World War until quite recently, have been largely overlooked. A key feature of the book is an extensive and fully illustrated catalogue raisonne which documents over 380 linocuts, arranged in chronological order by artist. The catalogue records their exhibition history and location and provides documentary and contextual notes on individual entries
The rise of the colour linocut during the 1920s and 1930s is one of the most remarkable episodes in British printmaking this century. By their bold colour and dynamic rhythms, these prints vividly evoke the speed and movement of the modern machine age first espoused by the Italian Futurists. Claude Flight, who made the greatest contribution to the linocut movement, was an original and inspiring artist and teacher, who attracted many promising students to his classes at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London. Among the most gifted of these were the English artists Cyril E. Power and Sybil Andrews, the Swiss artist Lill Tschudi and the Australians Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme
Analysis Art deco
Flight, Claude
Grosvenor School of Modern Art
Linoleum block-printing
Notes "In association with the National Gallery of Australia."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 196) and index
Subject Flight, Claude, 1881-1955 -- Catalogues raisonnés.
Flight, Claude, 1881-1955 -- Influence.
Grosvenor School of Modern Art.
Linoleum block-printing -- Catalogs.
Linoleum block-printing -- Great Britain -- 20th century.
Linoleum block-printing, English.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Author Flight, Claude, 1881-1955.
National Gallery of Australia.
LC no. 95015901
ISBN 0859679454
Other Titles Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School