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Illustration (UK magazine) issue 56 Summer 2018

Illustration (UK magazine)  issue 56  Summer 2018 at The Book Palace

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Eric Ravilious and his close friend and colleague Edward Bawden were both pioneers in reviving the Victorian obsession with scrapbooks. Peyton Skipwith and Brian Webb take us through two newly rediscovered scrapbooks created by Ravilious and discuss what they contain, how and why he used them and reveal what his letters tell us about his attitude towards them.

Warwick Goble created a unique, unnerving and atmospheric set of illustrations for H G Wells's classic The War of the Worlds, which are quite unlike the delicate watercolours of fairies he completed for his better know works such as The Water Babies and Green Willow.

JRR Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings is, arguably, one of the most successful and popular books ever published, regularly topping readers' polls across the world. Much of its success lies with the author's comprehensive vision of the fantastic world of Middle-earth - from its history and landscape to its history and landscape to its languages and peoples. We discover why Tolkien's own illustrated maps and depictions of the places and artefacts of this world were as important to his creative process as writing down the events that happened in them.

As he opens a career retrospective exhibition in California, animator Dave Pressler tells us about his illustrations and the love of robots that led to him creating characters for Nickelodeon, The Jim Henson Company and Dreamworks, among others.

Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey has never been out of print in 250 years since is was published. Cartoonist Martin Rowson, who has just illustrated an anniversary edition of A Sentimental Journey, 25 years after completing illustration for the author's other major novel, Tristram Shandy, explains why everyone could enjoy having Sterne as a travelling companion this summer.

Author: Edited by Ruth Prickett
Artists: Eric Ravilious, Warwick Goble, J R R Tolkien, Dave Pressler, Martin Rowson
Publisher: Cello Press, Summer 2018
Number of pages: 48
Format: Soft Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 8" x 12" (203mm x 305mm)


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