RenaGardiner_0714_045Books, guidebooks and catalogues

An asterisk (*) indicates that the book mentions Rena or uses some of her artwork.

Artmonsky, R., The School Prints: A Romantic Project, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2006

Artmonsky, R., A Snapper Up of Uncons
idered Trifles
: A Tribute to Barbara Jones, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2008

Artmonsky, R., Art for Everyone: Contemporary Lithographs Ltd, Artmonsky Arts, London, n.d. (probably 2007). Reprinted in a hardback edition, Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 2010

Artmonsky, R., Do You Want It Good or Do You Want It Tuesday? The Halcyon Days of W.S. Cowell Ltd. Printers, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2011

Artmonsky, R., The Pleasures of Printing: Thomas Griffiths at Vincent Brooks, Day & Sons and the Baynard Press, Artmonsky Arts, London, 2012

Artmonsky, R. and Webb, B., Design: Enid Marx, Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 2013

Batchelor, C., Tea and a Slice of Art: The Lyons Lithographs 1946–1955, Artmonsky Arts, London and the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 2007

Cross, J., Imagery in the Churches of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, Bournemouth Local Studies Publications (No. 691), Bournemouth, 1988

Cross, J., Imagery in the Churches of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire, Department of Adult Education, University of Nottingham, Centre for Local History, Occasional Papers No. 6, Nottingham, 1991

Fisher, J. (ed.), Shell Nature Studies: Birds and Beasts (with illustrations by Maurice Wilson, in collaboration with Rowland Hilder), Phoenix House, London, 1956

Gilmour, P., Artists at Curwen, Tate Gallery, London, 1977

Grigson, G., The Shell Guide to Flowers of the Countryside (with illustrations by Edith and Rowland Hilder), Phoenix House, London, 1955

Grigson, G., Shell Nature Studies: Fossils, Insects and Reptiles (with illustrations by Tristram Hillier), Phoenix House, London, 1957

Grigson, G., The Shell Guide to Trees and Shrubs (with illustrations by S.R. Badmin), Phoenix House, London, 1958

Grigson, G., The Shell Guide to Wildlife (with illustrations by John Leigh-Pemberton), Phoenix House, London, 1959

Grigson, G., The Shell Book of Roads (with illustrations by David Gentleman), Ebury Press in association with George Rainbird, London, n.d. (1964)

Hare, S. et al., Puffins Progress, Penguin Collectors Society, 2014*

Heathcote, D., A Shell Eye on England: The Shell County Guides 1934–1984, Libri Publishing, Faringdon, 2011

Hodgkins, P. (ed.), Ages Past – Years to Come: 50 Years of the Dorset Historic Churches Trust 1960–2010, Dorset Historic Churches Trust, Dorchester, 2010*

Hunt, R., Cotehele, National Trust, Swindon, 2013* 

Image and Word: The Julian Francis Collection of Prints and Illustrated Books, catalogue written by Julian Francis with an introduction by Simon Brett and a foreword by Professor Ian Rogerson, Monnow Valley Arts, Walterstone, 2013 (second edition)*

Levinson, O., ‘Quality and Experiment’: The Prints of John Piper – A Catalogue Raisonné 1923–1991, Lund Humphries, London, 1996

MacLeod, M., Thomas Hennell: Countryman, artist and writer, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1988

Mellor, D., Saunders, G. and Wright, P., Recording Britain: A Pictorial Domesday of Pre-war Britain, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1990

Milner, J., Kenneth Rowntree, Lund Humphries, Aldershot, 2002

Palmer, A. (ed.), Recording Britain (four volumes), Oxford University Press in association with the Pilgrim Trust, London, 1946–48

Pearson, J., Drawn Direct to the Plate: Noel Carrington and the Puffin Picture Books, Penguin Collectors Society, 2010*

Pearson, J., Nothing Need Be Ugly: Noel Carrington’s Life in Publishing and Design, Design for Today, London, 2015*

Powers, A., Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer, Lund Humphries, London, 2013

Rogerson, I., Barnett Freedman: The Graphic Art, The Fleece Press, Upper Denby, 2006

Rogerson, I., Tone, Texture, Light and Shade: A Barnett Freedman Picture Album, The Fleece Press, Upper Denby, 2011

Saunders, G. (ed.), Recording Britain, V&A Publishing, London, 2011

Spalding, F., John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in Art, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009

Twyman, M., A History of Chromolithography, British Library, London, and Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, 2013*

Webb, B. and Skipwith, P., Design: Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious, Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 2005

Webb, B. and Skipwith, P., Design: John Piper, Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 2013

Yorke, M., The Inward Laugh: Edward Bawden and his Circle, The Fleece Press, Upper Denby, 2005. Revised and expanded edition by the Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 2007

Fans of C.J. Sansom’s series of Shardlake novels may have noted that, in his acknowledgements in Dark Fire, he refers to The Story of Saint Bartholomew the Great (1990 edition) as ‘stunningly illustrated’ and ‘a mine of information’ about the priory.

Journals, magazines and newspapers

Andrews, M., ‘Rena Gardiner and the Workshop Press’, Printmaking Today, Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter 1993, pp.24–25

Burton-Page, T., ‘Prints of England’, Dorset Life, January 2010, pp.4–7

Cooper, A., ‘Miss Rena Gardiner: Artist and printer’, The Dorset Year Book 2008, p.42

Gore, J., ‘Rena Gardiner: “An artist who loved Cotehele”’ Cotehele Journal, Vol. 6, March 2014, pp.55–61

Gore, J., ‘Rena Gardiner and her friends’ Cotehele Journal, Vol. 7, February 2015, pp.70–75

Poole & Dorset Herald, ‘Meet the woman who writes, prints, binds her own books’, 1969

Private Press Books (1962, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981–1984 and 1985–1986), Private Libraries Association, Pinner, 1963–1988

Torrent, E., ‘Rena Gardiner: She turns out works of art’, My Weekly, No. 3069, 7 October 1972, pp.56, 57 and 59

Whitfield, C. ‘Books from a Jill of all trades’, Western Gazette, 30 January 1987

Auction catalogue

Robert A. Warry fnava, Auction Sale of Jewellery Silver and Plate, Ceramics, Collectors’ Items & Furniture, 24 March 2000, Blandford Auction Rooms, 1a Alfred Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, Lots 383–404

This was the sale of Rena’s artwork; a separate sale dealt with the books butthe catalogue has not been found yet.