By Cathleen A. Baker. This is the first comprehensive work about all facets of the Dard Hunter life to be offered in a trade edition. 360 pages with 76 pages of color and black and white illustrations, published by Oak Knoll Books. Hardcover.
Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. 112 pages, 8 x 9 ¼ inches, with 120 color reproductions. Appendices include Dard Hunter’s 1904 newspaper article about the Roycroft community, and Hunter’s complete pamphlet text, Make Arts-and-Crafts Things at Your Home (Roycroft Press, 1909).
The distinctive typography and elegant compositions designed by William Joseph “Dard” Hunter (American, 1883–1966) have become icons of the American Arts and Crafts style and have established him as one of America’s most influential graphic artists of the twentieth century.
Dard Hunter: The Graphic Works features more than eighty of his designs for book covers and title pages, booklets, bookplates, brochures, letterheads, and stained glass windows. Accompanied by historical photographs and examples from Hunter’s design contemporaries, author Lawrence Kreisman’s illuminating text establishes Hunter as a unique voice that emerged from a multitude of extraordinary influences in an incomparable era of flourishing artistic achievement.
About the Author:
LAWRENCE KREISMAN, M.A., M. Arch., Hon. AIA Seattle, is coauthor with Glenn Mason of the groundbreaking study, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press, 2007) and co-curator of the subsequent traveling exhibition; program director of Historic Seattle; and has authored nine books on architecture, design history, and historic preservation.
(source: Pomegranate Publishing, 2012)
Watermark - Detail from a Cimabue fresco of St. Francis
This lovely watermark has been created by Annarita Librari from Fabriano, Italy. The process begins by first carving the image in wax. From this wax metal dies are made and a papermaking mould surface is embossed with the image. A thin piece of handmade paper is formed with the mould and the watermark image is seen when held to the light. 7 x 9.5"
SKU Number: WMRKSTFRAN
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