Thursday, August 27, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:07 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain is an exhibition taking place at the Pallant House Gallery (until November 1) in Chichester. As Fine Books & Collections magazine recollects:
Freedman illustrated many books for British and American publishers including War and Peace (1938), Oliver Twist (1939), Wuthering Heights (1941), and Anna Karenina (1951). (Alex Johnson)
 The Pallant House Gallery itself also mentions how
Freedman’s first major commission was to design and illustrate Siegfried Sassoon’s ‘Memoirs of an Infantry Officer’ for book publishers Faber & Faber. He went on to illustrate dozens of book covers for classic novels by Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë and Leo Tolstoy. His designs for ‘War and Peace’ (1938) and ‘Anna Karenina’ (1951) are two of the finest examples of 20th century book design.
We cannot be sure if the Wuthering Heights (1941) and Jane Eyre (1942) illustrations are part of the exhibition or not but the British Library offers digital copies for your enjoyment:

Illustrations for ‘Wuthering Heights’ I-XVIIllustrations for ‘Jane Eyre’ I-XVI


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