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Night Waves | Eric Gill

Re-examining the work and controversial ideas of Eric Gill.

CHANNEL | Radio 3

FIRST BROADCAST | 10 November 1992

DURATION | 12 minutes 31 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1992

Synopsis

As a major retrospective exhibition of Eric Gill's work opens in London, this frank and revealing discussion looks at some of his more contentious beliefs about sex and religion, and explores how they have impacted on his art.

Did you know?

Eric Gill was one of the first people to be granted the title of Royal Designer for Industry, which was conferred on him for his work in typography and wood engraving. This award was introduced by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1936, with the aim of honouring the role of design in manufacturing and industry. Subsequent recipients include Gordon Russell, Barnes Wallis and Vivienne Westwood. Among the other designs honoured are the Millennium Bridge, the iPod, the Rolls-Royce jet engine, the 'Harry Potter' film sets and the miniskirt.

Contributors

Valentine Cunningham
Presenter
Judith Collins
Contributor
Contributor
Subject of programme

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