AboutDrawing Room is delighted to host a launch event for English Graphic, a book of essays by the acclaimed critic Tom Lubbock on the subject of graphic media; drawings, prints and watercolours.
Many of the essays in English Graphic first appeared in Tom Lubbock's column in the Independent and the book also includes previously unpublished writing. English Graphic follows the critical success of Great Works 50 Paintings Explored, published in 2011. The historical span of the book is broad from Robert Hooke's The Flea to Harry Beck's London Underground Map and Dom Sylvester Houédard's images created on an Olivetti typewriter. The high point of English Graphic art in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century makes up the heart of the book, with Fuseli, Blake, Bewick and Palmer all the subject of extended essays.