Margaret Wolpe: The curious maker

Authored Book


Cleaver, P. and McCue, J. 2023. Margaret Wolpe: The curious maker. Oxford, UK Impress Publishing.
TypeAuthored Book
TitleMargaret Wolpe: The curious maker
AuthorsCleaver, P. and McCue, J.
Abstract

This book is a celebration of the little known artistic life of Margaret Wolpe, the wife of Berthold Wolpe the famous graphic artist and typographer, best known for his Faber & Faber book designs, ‘at least 1,500 jackets, probably hundreds more’ and the design of the typeface Albertus. This book paints a picture of Margaret’s considerable talents as a sculptor, artist, jewellery maker, costume designer, wood engraver and illustrator, whilst bringing up a family of four. Berthold and Margaret travelled far and wide, always on the lookout, in an era of mass production, for the original, the handmade and the quirky. She never signed her pieces, personal acclaim was irrelevant; what mattered was beauty and suitability, and she was as happy painting a portrait for a friend as making a silver teaspoon. The structure of this book is the same as that of its companion volume Berthold Wolpe: The Total Man, with anecdotes from family and friends. Rather than matching the text point by point, the photographs are arranged to tell the stories of Margaret’s art in different media. Berthold died in 1989, but Margaret continued to be productive, carving, repairing picture frames and furniture, until the very end of her life, in 2006.

KeywordsWolpe
Sustainable Development Goals5 Gender equality
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
ISBN9781912930654
PublisherImpress Publishing
Place of publicationOxford, UK
Copyright Year2023
Publication dates
Print13 Sep 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted13 Jan 2023
Deposited26 Sep 2023
Output statusPublished
Publisher's version
License
All rights reserved
File Access Level
Restricted
Copyright Statement

No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, or stored in a retrieval system, in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the authors. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, hired out, resold, or otherwise circulated without the authors’ consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published, and without a similar condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

Copyright restrictions in favour of the MLW estate apply © 2023

The moral rights of the MLW estate have been asserted.

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Subject: Book Design & Typography

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