This richly illustrated study is the first on the subject and complements the first ever Gordine Retrospective Exhibition, as well as the wide-ranging mograph Dora Gordine: Artist, Sculptor, Designer - described in The Art Newspaper as a 'handsome and well illustrated book'. The book includes fifty of Gordine's finest drawings, the majority of which have never before been reproduced. Illuminating and accessible chapters, informed by the latest research, explore her drawings alongside examples by famous contemporaries such as Aristide Maillol, Frank Dobson, and Eric Kennington; a selection of her striking portraits of the famous and of ordinary people who caught her eye; her compelling and evocative studies of exotic individuals she encountered in South-East Asia in the early 1930's; and preparatory studies for her numerous public commissions.
Jonathan Black is senior research fellow in History of Art at Dorich House Museum, Kingston University. He is the author of books including Edward Wadsworth: Form, Feeling, and Calculation: The Complete Paintings and Drawings (2006), and Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer (2008), and numerous articles. Fran Lloyd is professor of History of Art at Kingston University. She has published widely on sculpture in Britain, contemporary visual culture, and feminist art practice, including contributions to Carl Plackman , Sculpture , Drawing and Writing (2007) and Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer , among others.