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The Bone beneath the Pulp: Drawings by Wyndham Lewis

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The Bone beneath the Pulp: Drawings by Wyndham Lewis

88 pages, paperback, 239 x 195 mm, 50 colour illus.and 20 b/w
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ISBN: 978 1 903470 26 9

 

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Essays by Paul Edwards and Jacky Klein

 

This is the catalogue of an important collection of works on paper, mostly in colour, by Wyndham Lewis, spanning his entire career, through Vorticism and out the other side.

It includes many drawings that have never been seen or published before, from private collections. The drawings reveal many aspects of this complex and various figure, a fixed star in the constellation of British culture from the 1910s to the 1950s – friend and portraitist of James Joyce, of T.S. Eliot – not only for his art but also for his writing.

There is more to Lewis than Vorticism. A notable group of these drawings represents his wife, Froanna; another experiences in Morocco; all show Lewis’s continuing and unique exploration of a forceful, modern style, especially after the First World War.

The book accompanied a very successful exhibition at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery in 2004.

Paul Edwards is the author of a recent definitive biography of Wyndham Lewis.
Jacky Klein was formerly a curator at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London.

 


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