More Than Fine Writing. The Life And Calligraphy Of Irene Wellington.
The British Library.
4to. 9 x 11.75 inches. 141 +  pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has one top edge chip; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated throughout mainly in colour, with some black and white photographs, and 3 colour frontispiece pages and three similar pages at end. Pictorial endpapers. The life and work of a key figure in the development of twentieth century calligraphy, influencing its transformation from a medieval craft to a modern art form. Irene Wellington (1904-84) was born in Lydd and educated at Ashford County School, Maidstone School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she later taught after teaching at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. The book supplies extended captions to over one hundred examples of her writing and illumination. The four calligrapher authors discuss her methods and techniques set her in an historical context, provide the background to the revival of calligraphy and contribute a short biography and chronology, with a list of her main works. First published by Pelham Books, 1986.
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