Barwon Booksellers - Secondhand and Collectibles


  • BB @ the Melbourne Book Fair

    4 July 2014 -

    BarwonBooksellers will include new acquisitions in the specialist areas of Australian art and printmaking, military history, and modern first editions, examples being Rosalind Hollinrake’s Clarice Beckett: The Artistand her Circle, Sasha Grishin’s Contemporary Australian Printmaking, and a run of Powys brothers first editions. Other highlights will include two rare titles concerning Claude Flight and his years at the Grosvenor School Of Modern Art in London.


    Flight’s importance as a linocut pioneer and teacher, his influence on artists such as Sybil Andrews and Lill Tschudi, as well as the Australians Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme, is now well understood. The 1934 Batsford edition, Lino Cutting And Printing by Claude Flight, is a beautiful and scarce book which retains the atmosphere and tactility of its milieu. Also on offer will be Stephen Coppel’s extensive monograph on Flight and The Grosvenor School, Linocuts of the Machine Age. This is a rare book which includes fascinating photographic material of Flight and the artists at Grosvenor as well as many colour prints of their work.