Robert Weaver VI: Book Illustrations

“Weaver established the idea of the draughtsman being an equal to the writer of the text. He should have had a great influence on the world of text and image publishing, but for the most part, art directors and editors did not demand the kind of picture-writing that Weaver had in mind. In fact, few illustrators were capable of producing the sort of work he aspired to — and so illustration remained a form of visual decoration for the page of text.”(Ben Katchor, Weaver as a teacher. 2005) “I met Robert Weaver in September 1984 (..) The first thing I noticed about him was that he was white. I´d expected he´d be black” (Kevin McCloskey in: drawing/sva, december 1997)

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