Reviews by Simon Brett and Peter Quinn

Thomas Bewick Engraver & the performance of woodblocks was reviewed by Simon Brett in the Society of Wood Engravers journal Multiples, May 2021.

‘If artists of today want to learn anything from Bewick’s foundational handling of the medium, this is where they will find it’.

‘The reader bounds along, hardly realizing how much information is being absorbed’.

‘Bewick’s black and white images, processed in colour, have never looked better.’

‘For many engravers, and for non-engravers who want to understand history from a participant’s point of view, it will be essential and well worth its weight’.

‘The beautiful layout of the book by Susan Wightman at Libanus Press deserves all praise.’

Thomas Bewick Engraver & the performance of woodblocks was reviewed by Peter Quinn in The Journal of The Bewick Society, Cherryburn Times Summer 2021

‘Thomas Bewick Engraver & the performance of woodblocks, comes in two forms: standard and special. The beautifully printed, cloth bound standard edition looks fairly ‘special’ to this reviewer.’

‘This book presents a highly individual approach to the subject matter and as such it is a refreshing new resource in our understanding of Bewick’.

‘It is much to the author’s credit that he manages to avoid the pitfalls of an overly technical manual on the printing of historic wood blocks’.