Monday, 9 March 2015

Silhouette

Silhouette
Silhouette: The Art Of The Shadow, by Emma Rutherford, is the first international survey of silhouettes for seventy years. (E Nevill Jackson, author of the first history of silhouettes, also wrote Silhouette: Notes & Dictionary; it has since been reprinted, though the original 1938 edition has an embossed cover and several colour plates.)

Rutherford's book traces the history of the silhouette from the eighteenth century onwards, with individual chapters highlighting silhouette production in Britain and America. There are many full-page illustrations, and a bibliography.

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