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A is for Alice free pdf Nineteen year old George A. Walker was a first year student at the Ontario College of Art when he met O C A printmaking instructor Bill Poole in 1980. For some time Bill had it in mind that he wanted to make a hand-printed edition of the "Alice" books. After a few months' acquaintance with his student's work ethic and unique image vocabulary, Poole decided that George would be the perfect artist to illustrate them! Bill somehow managed to convince young George of the grandeur of his vision. Then all that was required was for George to teach himself how to engrave on wood as that was the traditional way to print images alongside hand-set text. The project evolved into a ten-year collaboration between Joe Brabant (a member of the Lewis Carroll Society), Bill Poole, and George Walker, the goal of which was to publish the first Canadian edition of "Alice in Wonderland", with Joe acting as editor, George as engraver, and Bill as typesetter and printer. On completion of the first volume, the three then started in on "Through the Looking Glass", which took an additional ten years to complete! George's "Alice" prints are mad and wonderful, everything so carefully rendered, tiny and complex and maybe slightly askew. And bear in mind that relief printing requires the images to be carved backwards on the block to come out the right way after printing! George often likes to quote the Cheshire Cat who allows as to how 'We're all mad here!'

About George A. Walker

George A. Walker (Canadian, b. 1960) is an award-winning wood engraver, book artist, teacher, author and illustrator who has been creating artwork and books, and publishing at his private press since 1984. Walker's popular courses in book arts and printmaking at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, where he is Associate Professor, have been offered continuously since 1985. For over twenty years Walker has exhibited his wood engravings and limited edition books internationally, often in association with The Loving Society of Letterpress (and The Binders of Infinite Love) and the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild ( C B B A G ). Among many other book projects, Walker has also illustrated two hand-printed books written by the British author Neil Gaiman. Walker is the illustrator of the first Canadian edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass books (Cheshire Cat Press). George A. Walker was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art for his contribution to the cultural area of Book Arts.

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Author : George A. Walker
Publisher : Porcupine's Quill Inc.,Canada
Data Published : 01 December 2009
ISBN : 0889843236
EAN : 9780889843233
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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