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An in-depth biography of Leslie MacDonald Gill

WALKER, Caroline.

MacDonald Gill: Charting a Life.
London: Unicorn, 2020. Hardback, illustrated cloth gilt; pp. 336, profusely illustrated.

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A facinating biography of Leslie MacDonald 'Max' Gill (1884-1947), an architect, typographer and graphic artist responsible for some of the most striking maps of the 20th century.
The younger brother of Eric Gill, Gill specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940).


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Stock Id :20264

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An in-depth biography of Leslie MacDonald Gill

WALKER, Caroline.

MacDonald Gill: Charting a Life.
London: Unicorn, 2020. Hardback, illustrated cloth gilt; pp. 336, profusely illustrated.

New.

A facinating biography of Leslie MacDonald 'Max' Gill (1884-1947), an architect, typographer and graphic artist responsible for some of the most striking maps of the 20th century.
The younger brother of Eric Gill, Gill specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940).


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