BACKGROUNDS TO DAVID JONES
(A Study in Sources and Drafts)
The University of Wales Press 1990

REVIEWS

'It is a pleasure to welcome this distinctive book … Miles puts Jones into a bigger context and better perspective than most … I recommend it thoroughly'
Michael Alexander, Modern Language Review

'Thorough and revealing … a very useful iece of research, well conceived and well documented'
The Planet

'Valuable, highly detailed … a great pleasure and enlightenment'
Poetry Listing

THE MAKER UNMADE

Jonathan Miles & Derek Shiel

Seren Books
1st edition 1995, 2nd edition 2003

A monograph of the visual work of David Jones with over 300 illustrations


REVIEWS


'The best book on David Jones'
Julian Mitchell, The Spectator

'Through the exploration of the visual work in relation to Jones’s life it exposes the lineaments and patterns of an intensely original mind … it teases out the strands … as differing influences weave and interweave'
The Times

'authoritative, massively researched … a sophisticated acquaintance with the cultural context and many vivid details of biography'
The Times Literary Supplement

'A major scholarly work … altogether contemporary, but with an entirely un-modish intellectual and argumentative rigour'
The New Welsh Review

'this remarkable book has uncovered a vast amount of previously unseen visual and written material. The text continues throughout the book to be alert, scholarly and thorough and Catherine Louveau’s design magnificently matches the fine text with superb graphics'
Christine Kinsey, The New Welsh Review

'written in a masterly style'
The Planet

'A compelling portrait of the brilliant poet-painter'
The Western Mail

'A readable, stimulating and highly informative book'
Agenda

'Ambitious and substantial. Here at last is the full record of the visual work and essential on chronology'
Fiona McCarthy, The Observer

'intelligent sensitive insight … refreshing and incisive'
The Tablet

'Succeeds in being readily comprehensible while also being scholarly. Exceptionally well produced, beautifully illustrated'
The Literary Review

'recently reprinted, The Maker Unmade is still the best book on Jones’s life and work'
New Welsh Review


 

ERIC GILL & DAVID JONES AT CAPEL-Y-FFIN
SEREN BOOKS
1992

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TRY THE WILDERNESS FIRST

(updated version of the above including new images and new research)

SEREN 2018

'Scholarly, rigorous and remarkably comprehensive … Miles’s skill in placing this period in its artistic and historical contexts is admirable and illuminating … This important book wiil give pleasure'
Book New From Wales

'Well researched and thoughtful. This book deserves to be read and considered by every admirer of David Jones, as well as by every admirer of Eric Gill'
PN Review

'Miles’s appraisal of Jones’s paintings is not only eloquent, but refreshing .. I would recommend this eminently readable book'
Art Unit