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Bristol, United Kingdom I'm an art historian, curator and author with a leaning towards 20th/21st century British art and culture.

These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. When one could watch the butcher cutting the meat, enjoy the smell of the coffee grinder and the baking of bread.He made detailed annotated sketches on the spot, from which he later drew edited versions with simple, incisive pencil lines, and eventually transferred them to lithographic plates. With the addition of text from Ravilious's friend, Jim Richards, what was produced was one of the most famous and iconic illustrated books of the twentieth century. His works captures an England changing from the certainties of the early 20th century through to the upheavals and modernisation of the country as the Second World War broke out. Publisher's dark blue cloth, silver lettered to spine, pictorial title label to upper board, housed in matching slipcase.

Always mannerly-but-never-stodgy, Ravilous' characters are stalwart, earnest and maybe-a-bit Python-esque. We guarantee the authenticity and completeness of all items (unless otherwise described), and are happy to provide a certificate to this effect. Some traders transferred their allegiance to the new labour-saving devices, like washing-machines, while others responded to the explosion of interest in home decoration and gardening that accompanied interwar suburban expansion.In this context the Mainstone Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Story of High Street. Sir James Richards (1907 - 92) was editor of the Architectural Review from 1937 to 1971 and architectural correspondent to The Times for over 20 years. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. Its design is less elegant than other inter-war trade books, including Adrian Bell’s Men and the Fields, illustrated with six full-page lithographs by John Nash, which Pat Gilmour described in 1977 as ‘one of those nine shillings and sixpence bargains that still make one gasp’. Written in large part for middle school children, High Street is a survey of the businesses to be found along a typical high street in the 1930s.

This beautiful facsimile edition features all 24 of Ravilious’s colour illustrations, and includes an essay by Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum, that sets the book in its historical context. One of the most celebrated - and rarest - British illustrated books of the early twentieth century, High Street combines the stunning lithographic art of Eric Ravilious with eloquent architectural commentary from J. There is about them the suggestion that you are looking in at a series of gay, old-fashioned parties from the matter-of-fact street in the present.

All items can be assumed to be in good condition, with any defects being described in our description. His four-volume series 'Ravilious in Pictures' (Mainstone Press) celebrates the life and work of English designer, printmaker and watercolourist Eric Ravilious (1903-42), exploring the stories and characters concealed behind his mesmerizing paintings. I've recently worked with Portland Gallery on Edward Seago, Towner on Peggy Angus and the Ingram Collection on three exhibitions, the most recent being 'Changing Times'.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. Founded by Simon and Angie Lewin in 2005, our online gallery presents a selection of limited edition original prints – available for purchase. Subsequently High Street has become one of the most highly-prized artist's books of its time, indeed so great is the demand for work by Eric Ravilious that damaged copies are often taken apart and the plates sold individually as prints. This is followed by two illustrated essays, "The Making of High Street" and "High Street at Seventy" by Powers and Russell, respectively. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

James Russell’s writing has the clarity and concision of the paintings, and is both properly informative and enjoyably readable. Sir James Richards (1907-92) was editor of the Architectural Review from 1937 to 1971 and architectural correspondent to The Times for over 20 years. The illustrations by Eric Ravilious, which have been taken out and reproduced in separate editions by English art houses, are charming. Sir James Maude Richards (1907–1992) was editor of Architectural Review from 1937 to 1971 and architectural correspondent of The Times for more than twenty years.

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