Heath Robinson Masterpieces of Art

Author: Susan Grange,Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786645418

Category:

Page: 128

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Illustrator and cartoonist W. Heath Robinson is renowned for his ingenious, haphazard contraptions. His work is steeped in the humour of calamity and his name became synonymous for absurd and makeshift devices. This delightful new book is packed with madcap designs, and the delicate watercolour illustrations which continue to delight us all today.

The Adventures of Uncle Lubin

Author: W. Heath Robinson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486265749

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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This playful and richly imaginative tale recounts the exploits of the ingenious Uncle Lubin, whose attempts to rescue his nephew from the clutches of a loathsome bag-bird involve inventions ranging from an air-ship to a submersible sea-boat. Every page of the enchanting 1902 adventure features remarkable pen-and-ink drawings by W. Heath Robinson.

Contraptions

Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 192

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A volume of fantastical illustrations by a late English cartoonist features his trademark "Heath Robinson contraption" depictions of absurd mechanical objects that are comprised of ancient cogs, intricate pulleys, and other bizarre components, in a collection that spans his work as created between and during the first and second World Wars. 10,000 first printing.

Britain at Play

Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: English wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 192

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"Britain at Play is a must-have collection of spectacular and hilarious drawings by the celebrated illustrator William Heath Robinson. Though he became famous as 'The Gadget King' for his humorous pictures of ingenious and improbable contraptions (featuring steam kettles, candles and lengths of knotted string), Robinson's mechanical devices were only part of his huge and wide-ranging output. His work for such publications as The Tatler, The Sketch, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News and The Bystander features the British at play in the home and outside it, indulging in outlandish sports, going to extraordinary lengths to hunt down an elusive prey, or finding opportunities for romance in surprising circumstances. Now these stunning illustrations are presented together for the very first time." "Here we find Britain in the garden, at the beach and on the golf course. We find distinguished gentlemen playing aquatic golf, fish squash or mountain cricket, gathering edelweiss, trapping whelks and catching tigers - or perhaps indulging in some Jazz-tennis. We find automobile disasters ('cartastrophes') aplenty, and bizarre acts of kindness by well-meaning boy scouts. We find city commuters sprinting across sand dunes, ladies reading whilst waltzing, lovers stealing a bus-top kiss in the midst of a traffic jam."--BOOK JACKET.

Heath Robinson's Commercial Art

A Compendium of His Advertising Work

Author: Geoffrey Beare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848222168

Category: Commercial art

Page: 256

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Heath Robinson (1872-1944) is fondly regarded for his mischievous, gently comic illustrations that have been enjoyed for generations. For the first time the advertising work of this incredibly versatile artist takes centre stage in this meticulously researched and highly-illustrated book. The name Heath Robinson immediately conjures images of overly-complicated contraptions, often held together with string and precarious in their construction. For a diverse range of clients, Robinson's inventiveness, humor, artistic skill and professionalism made him the obvious choice to advertise their products, which ranged from asbestos cement roofing to bread. Exploring the myriad companies which engaged Robinson's services, this book underlines the artist's significant contribution to Britain's cultural life. Including a complete list of Robinson's advertising clients and the work he undertook for them, this definitive account of Heath Robinson's commercial work will be unrivalled for many years to come.

Arthur Rackham Masterpieces of Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783613625

Category:

Page: 128

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Arthur Rackham was a Victorian born artist who influenced most of the commercial illustration of the first half of the 20thC. The impish detail of his hundreds of drawings brought humour and dark detail to the fairy stories and classic tales of his era; Arthur Rackham: Masterpieces of Art is a celebration of this industrious and lively artist.

How to Make a Garden Grow

Author: William Heath Robinson,K.R.G. Browne

Publisher: RHE Media Limited

ISBN: 1910226270

Category: Humor

Page: 104

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The origins of 'How to Make a Garden Grow' lie in an article in 'The Strand' Magazine called ‘A Highly Complicated Science’. The science referred to was that of gardening and the article by K. R. G. Browne was accompanied by nine of Heath Robinson’s drawings, all of which were subsequently used in their book for the How To… series. Much of the subject matter for this book was drawn from Heath Robinson’s earlier cartoons. For example, among his earliest work for 'The Sketch' was a series of drawings on the practicalities of gardening. This included a picture of ‘root pruning’ showing the gardener tunnelling down to the roots of a plant to prune them. Although the earlier drawing is much more elaborate, the idea is the same as that presented in 'How to Make a Garden Grow'. Gardening was a very popular hobby in the 1930s. It was a good way to save on food bills, start-up costs were low and the work was healthy – all concerns for the British during the depression years. Heath Robinson’s satirical cartoons and K. R. G. Browne’s humorous text gently poke fun at contemporary gardeners and their foibles and furbelows. We see design schemes for gardens to suit all types of gardeners, concerned gardeners diligently tending a sick plant and ideas for games that can be played at garden parties. Above all though are the wonderful Heath Robinson gadgets, doohickeys and gizmos designed to help the earnest gardener deal with the many challenges of gardening. How do you avoid spraying the neighbours when trying to get rid of greenfly? What is the best way to trap earwigs or to keep cats off your vegetable patch? Heath Robinson has the answer. Heath Robinson and Browne don’t claim to be gardening experts but in 'How to Make a Garden Grow', as in all the How to… books, they have expertly captured both the spirit of their time and the essence of what it was (and in many ways still is) to be British. Look no further for advice on gardening – this book has it all neatly summed up in the most entertaining way. If you are also a married flat-dweller who has a car and plays golf (as many of us are) then you will find much to amuse and inform you in our other titles by Heath Robinson and K. R. G. Browne: • How to be a Perfect Husband • How to Live in a Flat • How to be a Motorist • Humours of Golf All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, which is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.

How to Live in a Flat

Author: William Heath Robinson,K.R.G. Browne

Publisher: RHE Media Limited

ISBN: 1910226254

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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'How to Live in a Flat', if posed as a question, is worth asking today with so many articles on tiny flats with hugely inflated price tags in the newspapers. Flat-dwellers were faced with very similar problems in 1936. During 1932 and 1933 Heath Robinson had drawn a series of cartoons for 'The Sketch' entitled ‘Flat Life’, which depicted various gadgets designed to make the most of the limited space available in the contemporary flat. It was this series of drawings that provided K. R. G. Browne and W. Heath Robinson with the inspiration for their first full-length book together. It was called 'How to Live in a Flat' and, as well as greatly extending the original ideas showing many ingenious ways of overcoming the problems caused by lack of space in flats and bungalows, the book also provided much fun at the expense of the more extreme designs in thirties furniture and architecture. The book was published for Christmas 1936 and was well received. 'How to Live in a Flat' is surprisingly relevant to life in Britain in 2014. In fact, several of Heath Robinson’s space-economising solutions have been used in practice to maximise the use of space in small flats. We have beds that fold down from wardrobes fully-made and ready to sleep in, communal rubbish shoots, central heating and multi-purpose furniture. So Heath Robinson was way ahead of his time and reading 'How to Live in a Flat' may spark other innovative solutions to making life bearable in a tiny twenty-first century home! If, in addition to being a flat-dweller (perhaps in a garden flat), you are also married with a car and you play golf then you will find much to amuse and inform you in our other titles by Heath Robinson and K. R. G. Browne: • How to be a Perfect Husband • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Motorist • Humours of Golf All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, who is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.

The Everyman Book Of Nonsense Verse

Author: Louise Guinness

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1400044251

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 1969

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Presents a collection of nonsense rhymes by both well known authors and anonymous ones.

The Art of William Heath Robinson

Author: Dulwich Picture Gallery

Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub

ISBN: 9781898519232

Category: Art

Page: 143

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"In the 1930s, William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was known as "the gadget king" and he is still most widely remembered for his wonderfully humorous drawings and illustrations of highly ingenious contraptions. This book includes over a hundred of his original works." "Robinson's ambition was to become a landscape painter but he was forced to follow his brothers into book illustration, where his reputation was rapidly established. The creator of inimitable illustrations for poetry by Poe and Kipling, Andersen's Fairy Tales, A Midsummer Night's Dream, de la Mare's Peacock Pie, The Water Babies, and Perrault's Fairy Tales, he is ranked alongside Rackham and Dulac, achieving classic status around the world. He is also loved for the children's books that he both wrote and illustrated, The Adventures of Uncle Lubin and Bill the Minder."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dulac's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color

Author: Edmund Dulac

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486317609

Category: Art

Page: 64

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These 55 masterworks by one of the most influential illustrators of children's books include exquisite images for "The Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "The Snow Queen," "The Real Princess," and other beguiling tales.

Rube Goldberg

Inventions!

Author: Maynard Frank Wolfe,Rube Goldberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684867249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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A collection of Rube Goldberg's wackiest inventions features more than two thousand "schematics" from the immensely popular comic for everything from suicide machines to a pick-pocket device designed for politicians.

Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0307719227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

Rackham's Fairies, Elves and Goblins

More than 80 Full-Color Illustrations

Author: Jeff A. Menges

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613346X

Category: Art

Page: 96

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The great Rackham is at his most radiant in this beguiling collection of more than 80 otherworldly illustrations from magazines, periodicals, and novels such as Milton's Comus and Hawthorne's Wonder Book.

Old-world Japan

Legends of the Land of the Gods

Author: Frank Rinder

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 195

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HISTORY and mythology, fact and fable, are closely interwoven in the texture of Japanese life and thought; indeed, it is within relatively recent years only that exact comparative criticism has been able, with some degree of accuracy, to divide the one from the other. The accounts of the God-period contained in the Kojiki and the Nihongi—“Records of Ancient Matters” compiled in the eighth century of the Christian era—profess to outline the events of the vast cycles of years from the time of Ame-no-mi-naka-nushi-no-kami's birth in the Plain of High Heaven, “when the earth, young and like unto floating oil, drifted about medusa-like,” to the death of the Empress Suiko, A.D. 628.

Heath Robinson

Wonderful Contraptions and Extraordinary Inventions

Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445645998

Category: History

Page: 96

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'I really have a secret satisfaction in being considered rather mad.' The name of William Heath Robinson has entered the national vocabulary as a by-word for eccentric inventions and makeshift solutions - and with good reason. His world of cogs, bits of string, magnets and precarious tipping points holds a universal appeal. Whacky machines and bemusing solutions to everyday problems are brought to life in this hilarious collection of cartoons from Heath Robinson. From wart removers to potato peelers to an early version of the holiday selfie, this much-loved classic illustrator and would-be inventor shows us that there really can be a gadget for everything!

Very Heath Robinson, a Comprehensive

Compendium of His Commercial Art

Author: Adam Hart-Davis,Beare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873329474

Category:

Page: 240

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A comprehensive collection of William Heath Robinson's advertising illustrations, more than half of them unseen since their first appearance in newspapers or promotional catalogues.

The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk

Author: Hiroshi Unno

Publisher: Pie International

ISBN: 9784756249753

Category:

Page: 360

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A beautiful visual history book of fantasy art from Romanticism and steampunk to modern illustrations from novels. Art has always been one of the most vivid ways to express people's imagination. Fantasy art illustrates the full range of human fears and dreams, from mythology, the Bible, and the artist's own original and exciting stories. This book describes the history of fantasy art from Romanticism in the 18th century to the modern era by exploring the masterpieces of fantasy artists; William Blake, John Martin, Albert Robida, Jules Gabriel Verne , H.G. Welles and more. It also shows illustrations from science fiction and fantasy novels such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, poems and stories by Edgar Allan Poe, mystery novels by Agatha Christie, and more contemporary fantasy novelists such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Michael Ende . This book illustrates the remarkable transition of fantasy art that occurred in 19th century when steampunk was introduced to the fantasy art world. Steampunk was unique because it was a fantasy-based style that was inspired by a real event, the Industrial Revolution. Today, the influence of steampunk can be seen in everywhere, from legendary films by Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli. This book will surely satisfy all lovers of fantasy art and literature. About the Author: Hiroshi Unno was born in 1939 in Tokyo. Unno writes on art, cinema, music, urbanism, novels, flower arranging and more. Unno recent titles released by PIE International - Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia, William Morris, Harry Clarke, Beautiful Book Design, The World of Mucha, A Thousand and One Nights - have gained recognition worldwide.

Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations

Author: Arthur Rackham,Jeff A. Menges

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486421674

Category: Design

Page: 53

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One of the most renowned and best-loved illustrators of his day, English artist Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) brought countless stories and fairy tales to life though his vivid imagination and eye for telling details. Combining a sensitive use of line and subdued watercolors, he skillfully depicted forests of startling trees with claw-like roots, wholesome fairy maidens, monsters, and demons, and backgrounds filled with obscure figures. His inspired illustrations for the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900) brought him his first great success, with a long and distinguished career to follow. This collection of 55 full-color plates, reproduced from rare early editions, contains a rich selection of Rackham's best fairy tale images: a giant terrorizing the inhabitants of an isolated village in English Fairy Tales, a wicked witch greeting two lost children on her doorstep in Hansel and Gretel, a young maiden beset by snarling wolves in Irish Fairy Tales, and many more, including illustrations from Snowdrop and Other Tales, Little Brother and Little Sister, and The Allies' Fairy Book.