Ravilious in Pictures

The War Paintings
Author: James Russell,Tim Mainstone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955277740
Category: War in art
Page: 48
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'Ravilious in Pictures: The War Paintings' celebrates and commemorates the wartime career of Eric Ravilious, who died on active service in Iceland at the age of 39. One of a series of books, it creates a vivid portrait both of the artist himself and of life in wartime Britain.

First World War Posters

Author: Rosalind Ormiston
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
ISBN: 9780857758163
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Features an introduction to the First World War and its posters, and 100 key works. Beautifully reproduced full-page artworks in an appealing hardback giftbook.

Ravilious & Co.: The Pattern of Friendship

Author: Andy Friend
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773904
Category: Art
Page: 320
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A dynamic tale of art and friendship, set between the World Wars, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world Eric Ravilious is one of the best-known twentieth-century English artists. For many, his watercolors capture the spirit of midcentury England. But while he had a style of his own, he did not work in isolation; he worked within a network of artists that included fellow students at the Royal College of Art such as Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus, and Helen Binyon. The story of this beloved artist is also a biography of the group of fellow creators with whom he associated—men and women who inspired, challenged, and influenced one another—from their student days up through the Second World War. Drawing on extensive research, Andy Friend considers the predecessors in the English watercolor and wood-engraving tradition that influenced the group’s art and demonstrates the significance of women artists, whose place within this interwar-era network has often been neglected. Published to coincide with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Ravilious’s death, Ravilious & Co. accompanies an exhibition of the same name, touring throughout England in 2017.


'Richly argued and brilliantly written' - FT
Author: Robert Peston
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1473661323
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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A BBC Daily Politics Book of the Year 'Richly argued and brilliantly written... a deeply thoughtful analysis that should be mandatory reading for anyone seeking to understand where we have gone wrong.' Vernon Bogdanor, Financial Times 'Read the book, everyone. It's a superb analysis of the state we're in and what we can do about it. WTF?' Cole Moreton 'An unbuttoned and vitally even-handed analysis that takes in everything from the decline of social mobility to the tyranny of social media.' Metro 'Informed, personal, angry and funny: Peston lets rip in an immensely readable and thought-provoking book.' Eddie Mair 'Elegant analysis of long term forces driving our politics (inc some solutions). Also a moving tribute to his dad.' Paul Waugh, Huffington Post 'Robert Peston's WTF is a work of meticulous analysis that is also an inspiring, and often moving, manifesto for change. Beautifully-written, it is a manual for our times that everyone should read.' Matthew d'Ancona 'This gripping and persuasive account of the mess facing liberal democracy ends with some optimism that politicians will rise to the challenge of responding to the tide of hopelessness.' i newspaper 'This is a more radical, more passionate, swearier book than I would have expected from Peston - and the better for it... WTF is a great primer on how we ended up here. To escape this mess, we must first understand that.' London Evening Standard 'The chapters on Tony Blair's and Gordon Brown's approach to borrowing, the handling of the banking crash and the failure to address economic inequality in its aftermath are well worth bookmarking.' Guardian 'Essential reading.' Stylist As with his previous bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, in Robert Peston's new book WTF he draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist to show us what has gone bad and gives us a manifesto to put at least some of it right. Framed by two letters to his father (who died earlier this year) WTF is Robert Peston's highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong, and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society. With characteristic passion and clarity he looks at what must happen to prevent democracy being subverted by technocratic geniuses with the ability to manipulate social media, how and whether it is possible to make a success of leaving the EU, what the lessons should be of the appalling Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, what can be done to staunch the widening gap between rich and poor, and how to raise living standards for all. WTF is a trenchant, often entertaining account of the recent past. It is also a call to action, giving hope to all of us who believe that taking back control is not only vital, but possible.

Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield

Author: Gill Saunders
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: 9781851778522
Category: Art
Page: 240
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This book tells the story of Great Bardfield and its artists, and their famous 'open house' exhibitions, showing how the village and neighbouring landscape nurtured a distinctive style of art, design and illustration from the 1930s to the 1970s and beyond.

Eric Ravilious Masterpieces of Art

Author: Susie Hodge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781783616046
Page: 128
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Twentieth-century painter, designer and wood engraver Eric Ravilious was responsible for a range of different works, from illustrations for books to designs for ceramics for the Wedgwood pottery firm. This new book features beautiful woodcut images of countryside life, watercolours of rolling landscapes and many of Ravilious' profound war paintings

James Ravilious

A Life
Author: Robin Ravilious
Publisher: Wilmington Square Books
ISBN: 9781908524942
Category: Photographers
Page: 248
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James Ravilious trained as an artist, but a Cartier-Bresson exhibition converted him to photography, which he taught himself. In 1972, a move to his wife Robin s homeland - a very rural, unspoilt part of North Devon - inspired him. It also produced the perfect job: recording daily life in that traditional bit of old England before it was modernised. The results, over 75,000 black and white negatives in the Beaford Archive, form what Barry Lane, Secretary General of the Royal Photographic Society, called 'a unique body of work, unparalleled at least in this country for its scale and quality'.

Eric Ravilious

Imagined Realities
Author: Alan Powers
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
ISBN: 1781300011
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is now firmly one of the most popular artists of his period. Eric Ravilious: Imagined Realities includes illustrations of many previously unpublished paintings, including a number from private collections, as well as surveying his other artistic activities. The text draws on many letters and other documents, again previously unpublished, and is the most comprehensive account of Ravilious's career ever published. It also attempts to position Ravilious in relation to English art of his time, and more recent critical and cultural issues.

The Owl Book

Author: Jane Russ
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912050420
Page: 160
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The Owl Book is a fascinating compendium of all things owl, featuring details of the life cycle and the differences between the many species. There is also a section exploring owls in myth and legends from around the world and their place in art and literature. This compact guide to a much-loved creature is rigorously researched and photo-illustrated throughout.

Ravilious in Picture

Sussex and the Downs
Author: James Russell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955277733
Category: North Downs (England)
Page: 47
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Dispatches from an unofficial war artist

Author: Peter Kennard,Amanda Hopkinson,Ken Livingstone
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
Category: Art
Page: 111
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For more than twenty-five years, Peter Kennard has used his skills as a polemical artist to produce an astonishing collection of political photomontage images and installation work.Trained in Fine Art, Kennard abandoned painting in the 1970s in search of a new form of expression that could bring art and politics together for a wider audience. Written from a highly personal perspective, Dispatches from an Unofficial War Artist traces Kennard's artistic, political and personal development, from his early paintings in a coalshed, to art school and to a number of left-wing and radical campaigns, including those for CND. It brings together Kennard's own musings on his childhood, art, international politics and British society to make for a fascinating portrait of the times and of Kennard himself.In her introduction, Amanda Hopkinson discusses the historical roots of Kennard's work, examining Constructivism, the development of photography and photomontage, and the close relationship between art, politics and propaganda. Kennard himself writes about the possibilities of undertaking an aesthetic practice in relation to social change, and considers how his art has interacted with the politics of actual events. The narrative is thematic rather than chronological, showing how a visual motif can be re-used in different contexts. Kennard's original artwork is often reproduced alongside the newspaper or poster in which it appeared.

Eric Ravilious

Artist & Designer
Author: Alan Powers
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
ISBN: 9781848221116
Category: Art
Page: 216
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More popular than ever, the work of Eric Ravilious (1903-42) is rooted in the landscape of mid-20th-century England. This new survey of his work by Alan Powers, the established authority on Ravilious, is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of his art in all media - watercolour, illustration, printmaking, graphic design, textiles and ceramics - and positions Ravilious firmly as a major figure in the history of early 20th-century British art. In an accessible and engaging text, copiously illustrated with reproductions of work drawn from a range of sources, Alan Powers discusses the reception of Ravilious's work since his death in 1942 and the part it has played in creating an English style of the time, positioned between tradition and Modernism, and borrowing from naive and popular art of the past.

Looking at the Overlooked

Four Essays on Still Life Painting
Author: Norman Bryson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780232527
Category: Art
Page: 168
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In this, the only up-to-date critical work on still life painting in any language, Norman Bryson analyzes the origins, history and logic of still life, one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. The first essay is devoted to Roman wall-painting while in the second the author surveys a major segment in the history of still life, from seventeenth-century Spanish painting to Cubism. The third essay tackles the controversial field of seventeenth-century Dutch still life. Bryson concludes in the final essay that the persisting tendency to downgrade the genre of still life is profoundly rooted in the historical oppression of women. In Looking at the Overlooked, Norman Bryson is at his most brilliant. These superbly written essays will stimulate us to look at the entire tradition of still life with new and critical eyes.

The Lammas Hireling

Author: Ian Duhig
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447236866
Category: Poetry
Page: 64
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Ian Duhig has long inspired a fervent and devoted following. With The Lammas Hireling - the title poem having already won both the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Poem - Duhig has produced his most accessible and exciting volume to date, and looks set to reach a whole new audience. A poet of lightning wit and great erudition, Duhig is also a master balladeer and storyteller who shows that poetry is still the most powerful way in which our social history - our lives, loves and work - can be celebrated and commemorated.

Evelyn Dunbar

The Lost Works
Author: Sacha Llewellyn,Paul Liss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781869827939
Page: 192
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Three-dimensional Embroidery

Methods of Construction for the Third Dimension
Author: Janet Edmonds
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780713489651
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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The world is three-dimensional—why not embroidery? Creating three-dimensional embroidery for use on clothing and as unique accessories, or simply as stunning artwork, has become one of the hottest trends in the textile arts. The complete design and construction process is detailed here—from the initial drawing board sketch to the finished bags, boxes, or other artwork—with all the various stitches and steps illustrated in 90 color photographs. The instructions cover everything from the basics of creating raised geometric shapes to advanced freeform work and tucking, folding and coiling fabric to adding beads and other personalized touches, as well as multiple joinery techniques and a range of clever finishing methods.

The Pigeon Ace

Author: Enid Marx
Publisher: Unicorn
ISBN: 9781910787908
Page: 24
View: 1959

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Originally written and illustrated by Enid Marx in 1943, The Pigeon Ace tells the tale of Coo-coo a brave pigeon called to serve during the war as a homing pigeon with his new wife Flutter-flutter. Coo-coo tackles sharply clawed cats and an immense hawk, before being baffled by giant deafening aeroplanes and fish-like barrage balloons at pigeon training. He then travels to Africa and meets foreign bird-cousins and monkeys crossing the desert, until one day, when without warning, he is stuck in theheart of the fighting and forced to make the perilous journey back.The Pigeon Ace is published, along with The Little White Bear and Fifty-four Conceits, to coincide with the exhibition 'Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship' at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, opening May 2017.


The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais
Author: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
Publisher: Duckworth Publishing
ISBN: 9780715641446
Category: Art critics
Page: 276
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Effie Gray, a renowned beauty and socialite, was at the centre of Victorian England's most scandalous love triangle, involving two giants of the art world - John Ruskin and John Everett Millais. This book reveals the reality behind this great Victorian love story.

Good Drinks

Author: Ambrose Heath
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571323937
Category: Beverages
Page: 240
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How do you mix a Manhattan? Which classic cocktails should be served at a party? And how do you make whortleberry wine? Ambrose Heath was one of the most successful food and drink writers of his day. This classic guide offers recipes for drinks to be enjoyed 'to the advancement of the brewer and the wine merchant, and the confusion of all dull dogs.' These include cocktails such as the 'Hollywood' and 'Royal Romance', cold beverages like the 'Eton Blazer' and 'Country Club Cooler', mulberry brandy, and warming 'Caramel Cream Whip'. First published by Faber & Faber in 1939, it has an original cover and frontispiece by Edward Bawden.'I'm a long-time fan.' Sophie Dahl Ambrose Heath (1891-1969) was born in London. His journalism appeared in the Times and the Guardian, and he made regular radio appearances on the BBC's The Kitchen Front. His books include Good Food, Good Drinks and a translation of Madame Prunier's Fish Cookery Book. Edward Bawden (1903-1989) studied at Cambridge Art School and the Royal College of Art. He worked on linocuts, landscape paintings, murals, book illustrations and commercial graphics.