A stunning compendium of visual delight from the Redstone Press culled from a lifetime's collection of beautiful, strange, surprising and intriguing images.
Julian Rothenstein has ink in his blood. He is the eldest child of the late printmaker Michael Rothenstein, and the grandchild of Sir William Rothenstein, the portrait painter who served as Britain's official war artist for both World Wars and director of the Royal College of Art. Julian's uncle Sir John Rothenstein was Keeper and Director of the Tate Gallery. Before founding the Redstone Press, in 1986, Julian was previously art director of the 1970s art magazine Bananas. He lives and works in London.
"Julian Rothenstein's books are extraordinary - their range of
reference seems to be universal and yet they have a flavour
distinctively of their own. This Book of the Eye is no exception -
vintage Redstone" -- Quentin Blake
"His whole mission has been to make beautiful things and the results have almost never been equalled" -- Will Self
"Visual confusion and asymmetrical beauty are celebrated in this stimulating series of images and photos" * The Times *
"Rothenstein uses an array of striking images to deconstruct everything about eyes, from the eye itself to optical illusions. Not simply a book for the art crowd" * Big Issue *
"An eccentric compendium of images celebrating the world of the visual in delightfully oblique ways...the most moving section is perhaps The Unseeing Eye, where most of the pictures reproduced were taken by blind photographers and beguilingly demonstrate their sharpened sensual engagement with the world they are capturing" * Metro *