William Delafield Cook has established a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost artists. While his work has been recognised nationally and internationally since the early 1970s, this is the first major publication on his artistic development. In a detailed and scholarly text, Deborah Hart traces the evolution of Delafield Cook’s art in the context of his life, from his familial background and his student days in the 1950s, through some four decades of work to the late 1990s. The text provides fascinating insights into Cook’s semi-abstract phase, as well as his breakthrough to meticulous realist works, imbued with a haunting stillness, for which he has become best known.
Publisher: Craftsman House
Date Published: 1998
Book Condition: Near fine hardcover in like dust jacket showing minimal edge wear and some minor bumping to board edges. Inscription by the author on the title page and also contains a personal note to the owner and an invitation to the book launch.