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: Austin Osman Spare’s School of Draughtsmanship.

by Letchford, Frank & Wallace, William.

London: Jerusalem Press, 2020. Limited to 500 Copies Only. Item #J-SA

A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY, Sewn, with illustrated end papers, tail bands, and dust jacket. Two color plate sections, and an additional fifty black & white images en texte. Contents includes unpublished artworks and preparatory sketches, including a lavish set of large-scale instructions detailing Spare’s notion of evolutionary figuration, a detailed catalogue of the categories of the artist’s work from Cockney Portraits to Automatic drawings, Frank Letchford’s notes based on the personal instructions given to him by AOS, Spare’s devotion to geometry is revealed by William Wallace in relation to Dürer, the Occult, and to Spare’s monogram, early drawings, and late aphorisms, and further historical clues and conclusions from Dr. William Wallace. Introduction by Michael Staley, and an Afterword by Stephen Pochin examining the life-long appropriation of photographic sources by Spare, and who uncovered some surprising examples. 300 pages. Tall octavo.