Drawn Direct to the Plate
|Medium:||Large Format – Heavy|
|Series:||Other and Misc, Puffin and associated Series|
This is Joe Pearson’s long-awaited study of Noel Carrington and the Puffin Picture Books.
Apart from a comprehensive survey of the books in this series, it places the series in the context of its lithographic precursors, principally Russian and French children’s books, and others published by Country Life. It also covers many of the Puffin Picture Books’ wartime rivals, such as Transatlantic Arts and Bantam Picture Books, as well as other works by many of the Puffin illustrators. Baby Puffins, Puffin Cut-out Books and Carrington’s later Harlequin Books are also covered in detail.
The book ends with a section on Carrington and the Art of Lithography and an extended selection of Carrington’s own writings.
Landscape format, 26 x 19.5cms, with 216 pages and 380 illustrations, the great majority of which are in colour.
Printed by The Amadeus Press, Cleckheaton
Print run of 1,100 copies of which 100 were case-bound, numbered and signed by the author.
Because of the book’s weight (nearly 1kg), for posting to addresses outside of the UK, please note there is a postage supplement.