Item Number: 114952
Title: JOHN PIPER in the Watkinson: An Illustrated Checklist
Author: McGill, William
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Description: Hartford: Watkinson Library, Trinity College, 2011. 20cm., pbk., 24pp. illus. Summary: To honor a gift given to the Watkinson Library by M. William McGill, this catalogue is an illustrated checklist of the works of British architectural and topographical artist John Piper. In the late 1920s, Piper attended both the Richmond School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and by the 1930s he was working steadily as an artist hardly earning a living. While his mother wrote articles for The Architectural Review to publicize his work, Piper developed a friendship with poet John Betjeman. This friendship significantly helped both of their professional careers. Piper's reputation continued to develop, and he eventually moved away from abstract art to a more representational style. Through his work, Piper learned how colors and textures reacted with one another, a concept continually displayed throughout his art. This catalogue contains works by Piper, works about Piper, exhibitions and catalogues, miscellaneous Piper-ana, and works illustrated by Piper. It also includes an opening essay on Piper by William McGill. With both black-and-white and color images and a letterpress-printed cover, John Piper in the Watkinson is beautifully produced in a striking and appealing format.
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