ERIC GILL: A Lover's Quest for Art and God. Fiona MacCarthy.
ERIC GILL: A Lover's Quest for Art and God

ERIC GILL: A Lover's Quest for Art and God

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Sculptor, engraver, and one of the 20th century's greatest typographers, Gill (1882-1940) considered himself a craftsman, never an artist. A devout convert to Roman Catholicism, he believed in an integrated, religious life centered on the home and on making one's own clothes, food, and crafts. Yet despite a happy marriage and adherence to certain Victorian ideals, Gill flaunted traditional morality by engaging in countless affairs as well as incestuous relationships with both his sisters and daughters. Largely ignored by earlier scholars, these intriguing contradictions are fully explored in this carefully researched and uncensored biography, which includes 129 plates and 58 textual illustrations. Octavo. Internally crisp and clean. Remainder mark to the bottom edge; else fine in a clean and bright dust jacket. Near fine / Fine. Item #65586
ISBN: 0525247351

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