High Street: A Facsimile Edition

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$44.55 - $83.16
UPC:
9781851776894
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2012-03-01
Author:
James Richards
Language:
english
Edition:
Facsimile

Product Overview

First published in 1938, this classic book introduces the British high street, pairing the timeless illustrations of beloved artist Eric Ravilious with an engaging text by architectural historian J. M. Richards. Shops include the family butcher, the cheesemonger, the knife grinder, and the oyster bar. Only 2,000 copies of the original book were printed before the lithographic plates were destroyed in the London Blitz during World War II. As a result, it has become one of the most collectible of all artists books from this period. This beautiful facsimile edition features Raviliouss illustrations in exquisite color and includes an essay by V&A curator Gill Saunders, putting the book and its history into context.

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