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Author:
George A. Walker
ISBN13:
978-0889842144
ISBN:
0889842140
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Publisher:
Porcupine's Quill; 1st edition (April 15, 2000)
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History & Criticism
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George A Walker did not make it into An Engraver's Globe, and looking through this collection of his wood engravings I see again exactly wh. The Inverted Line has been added to your Cart.

On the evidence of just a couple of works George Walker does look clumsy in a field where finesse is prized.

In 2008, Walker won a Bronze metal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Images from the Neocerebellum. Walker, George A. (2000). Walker, George; Moser, Barry (2005). He was awarded for the Best Original Print at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 1995, 1997, 2002 and 2005. A Is for Alice was shortlisted for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year in 2010. The Book of Hours was nominated.

The Inverted Line book. George A. Walker is wonderful printmaker. And his book The Inverted Line, is a great showcase of not only his illustrations but his thought process. Page We all have been subject to the same types of influences in our lives, be it Shakespeare in high school or the images beamed to us electronically by the news media. But it is interesting sometimes to look at how other people interpret those influences, especially if they have skills and tools to show how they see things differently than we do.

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George Walker is a wood engraver, book artist, author and educator who has taught courses at the university since 1985.

George Walker is a wood engraver, book artist, author and educator who has taught courses at the university since 1985. George Walker is a wood engraver, book artist, author and educator who has taught courses at the university since 1985.

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In 2008, Walker won a Bronze metal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Images from the Neocerebellum Walker, George A. The Book of Hours was nominated for a Book of the Year award in 2011 in the Graphic Novels & Comics category by ForeWord Magazine Walker, George A.

The Inverted Line - George A. Walker, The Porcupine’s Quill 2000. 1. The Woodcut Artist’s Handbook - George A. Walker, Firefly Books 2005. 2. The Dance of Death: Woodcuts by Hans Holbein - Dover Publications 1971. 3. Japanese Woodblock Printing - Rebecca Salter,A&C Black 2001. 4. Contemporary Chinese Printmaking - David Barker, A&C Black 2005. 5. Relief Printmaking - Ann Westley, A&C Black 2001. 6. Handmade Prints - A Desmet & J Anderson, A&C Black 2000. 7. Hiroshige - Adele Schlombs, Taschen 2007.

A Walker did not make it into An Engraver's Globe, and looking through this collection of his wood engravings I see . Walker is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing. profile page author page.

On the evidence of just a couple of works George Walker does look clumsy in a field where finesse is prized, perhaps to excess.

`George A Walker did not make it into An Engraver's Globe, and looking through this collection of his wood engravings I see again exactly why. An editor should not present as a fool one who has persisted in his folly to become wise if the wisdom cannot really be shown in the space available: better to omit than risk making him look silly. On the evidence of just a couple of works George Walker does look clumsy in a field where finesse is prized, perhaps to excess. But give him his head, as here, and you see an artist of sustained and wacky integrity half way between Posada and Krazy Kat. ...

`Is the work any good? Yes, of course it is. Of course, too, if you go for rough trade in wood engraving, you end where you began: some of this does look like beginner's work. But Walker does things with engraving I've not seen anyone else do: look at Raguwl, Angel of Vengeance. His images of people in cars are startlingly expressive: he can draw -- look at The Printer's hand and the break of light around him; has Walker bodged the ear here to prove he can't draw (so there!)? But he can and does. His small images have power and sometimes even humour and tenderness, even though he presents himself as an obsessive, the Mad Hatter of wood engraving.'

(Simon Brett Newsletter of the Society of Wood Engravers)
  • Walker works in the oldest style of printmaking - it goes back to the middle ages in the West, with roots much farther back. While working with the traditional materials, his innovations in tools and imagery make this a very current body of work.

    Woodcut, as the name implies, incises its image into the surface of a wooden block. The traditional craft uses knives and gouges to create imagery, normally working in the negative space around the inked imagery. It's never been a spontaneous medium. Even the apparent spontaneity in some Japanese woodcut is an illusion, painstakingly worked to create the illusion of free and easy drawing. Using modern power tools, Walker has achieved what others spent hundreds of years imitating: a woodcut style as loose and spontaneous as a drawing.

    The result can be startling and delightful. I first noticed the freehand line in plate 6, "Raguel, angel of vengeance." That style really comes into its own in plates 42 and 43, though. The first, "Lovers", lets Walker use his loose and curving lines express the close and curving forms of the embracing couple. The second, "The Kiss", matches Walker's humanistic lines to the very human affection of the couple.

    There's not a lot of text in this book: commentary on each of the 70+ featured images, plus a little about Walker's life and manner of working. That helps explain why his work is so little-known. Much of it has gone into handcrafted books of which only one or two hundred were ever printed, and into collections that rarely circulate outside the printmaking community. Even though the uniqueness of each impression is lost in reproducing the works for a wider audience, I'm very glad that he has made it available in this lovely edition. It's fascinating work, sure to be welcome in any library on prints and printmaking.

    //wiredweird

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