Eric Gill in Oxford

by Sophie Huxley

Eric Gill is an important and controversial figure in twentieth-century British arts and crafts. Greatly respected as a sculptor, letter cutter, engraver, and typographer, he held deep religious convictions while leading a scandalous private life. Many examples of Gill’s work, from his earliest lettering to his final carvings, are to be found in Oxford. In Eric Gill in Oxford, Sophie Huxley gives a concise account of Gill’s life and work and records the legacy of his exquisite craftsmanship in the Oxford area. With 14 finely crafted illustrations by Edith Gollnast.