Heath Robinson: on Sport

Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445645971

Category:

Page: 96

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The quintessential illustrator of British quirks casts his gaze on the nation's sporting efforts - plus a number of purely invented and completely impossible sports from Heath Robinson's unique imagination. Heath Robinson's sense of absurdity appeals across the generations. His love of ludicrous contraptions and genius for the fantastical continues to inspire, from the creaky props on old Dr Who to the world of Wallace and Gromit.

Humours of Golf

Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: RHE Media Limited

ISBN: 1910226319

Category: Humor

Page: 50

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First published in 1923, 'Humours of Golf' by William Heath Robinson was created from the golfing illustrations he drew for 'The Bystander' magazine. In addition to these cartoons, Heath Robinson made a number of small line drawings on golfing subjects that were added at intervals through the book. There are several allusions to contemporary events, fashions and inventions in his illustrations that provide added interest today but, for many, it is Heath Robinson’s quirky characterisation of ‘a good walk spoiled’ that will give the most pleasure. Heath Robinson didn't play golf himself but he was obviously a shrewd observer of the game and its players. Heath Robinson gently pokes fun at many aspects of golf and golfers in this book. We are all familiar with jibes about the clothes golfers wear, the challenges of maintaining a golf course when nature is determined to undermine (sometimes literally!) the greenkeeper’s efforts, and the frustrations of a difficult lie, and there are illustrations on all these topics. However, as was his wont, Heath Robinson also provides lots of ideas for practical solutions and gadgets to help golfers overcome the many challenges they face on the course. Among many others, he proposes: • the telescopic putter to save the legs; • the golfer’s safety hat; • a patent putter with adjustment for levelling out worm casts; • and plus fives and minus fours. Heath Robinson’s 'Humours of Golf' gives so much to so many – entertainment, history and practical advice for enthusiastic golfers. As we have now made it available as an ebook you can read it on your ereader or smart phone while you are waiting to tee off. To golfers who are also married flat-dwellers with a garden and a car we offer our other ebook titles by Heath Robinson: • How to Live in a Flat • How to be a Perfect Husband • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Motorist 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.

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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Sport and Violence in Europe

Author: Dominique Bodin,Luc Robène,Stéphane Héas

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287155119

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 2022

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This book aims to pull together the main themes relevant to the relationship between sport and violence, using information from the media, court reports, statistics and research. The topics covered include: football grounds and violence; the links between sport, politics and violence; the way it is treated in the media; violence directed at minority groups; and the economic perspective.

Scottish Skiing

The Golden Years 1950-1990

Author: Ed Rattray

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780880375

Category: Skis and skiing

Page: 240

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Ed Rattray began climbing in the Cairngorms in the 1940s and first donned skis in 1950, long before modern equipment was available and when mountain clothing and skis were all ex-War Department kit. He graduated into the Etchacan and Cairngorm Mountaineering Clubs and became a founder member of the Aberdeen Ski Club in 1956.Later, he was active in helping to set up the Scottish National Ski Council in 1963 (now known as Snowsport Scotland). The skiing movement in Scotland burst into life as soon as the first major ski tows and lifts were built in 1961. He was just one of tens of thousands of skiers swept along by the euphoria of the time and it was the beginning of what he calls the skiing revolution.Throughout the 1960s, when Scotland went skiing, more than a hundred clubs were formed while schools, youth organisations, and thousands of other individuals, discovered the winter mountains. From that movement, young Scottish athletes emerged and began to dominate in the sport to become British Alpine Skiing Champions and GB Olympic Team members. His involvement at club and national level over many years meant he amassed a large archive of information and pictures, which he uses to illustrate this, his historical interpretation of the last half of the last century: Scottish Skiing – The Golden Years. Part history, part memoir and part anecdote, this book will appeal to those with a keen interest in skiing.

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.

Sporting Magazine

Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chase and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprize, and Spirit

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hunting

Page: N.A

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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

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions

Author: Harry Oliver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Let's "cut to the chase" and "make no bones about it"-this book will have you "pleased as punch." Sowing your wild oats, throwing in the towel, painting the town red...Harry Oliver reveals the fascinating stories behind these and other strange turns of phrase steeped in the weird and wonderful history and traditions of everyday life. From quirky terms to street and city names and more, this book answers the questions you never thought to ask. ? What ancient empire coined the phrase "green with envy"? ? Who was the first person to "get someone's goat"? ? Which writer first penned, "I'll eat my hat!"

Heath Robinson's Golf

Author: W. Heath Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851244331

Category: Art

Page: 64

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W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour. A collection of full-page cartoons on the hapless antics of the portly golfer and his long-suffering caddie, including 'How Noah Managed to Keep his Hand in during the Flood', the 'Origin of Plus Fours', the multiple meanings of 'an Awkward Lie' and the highly amusing invention of 'Pogo Golf': a gem for the golf enthusiast.

The theater of sport

Author: Karl B. Raitz

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801849084

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 460

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Why is it more fun to watch a baseball game at Fenway than at Three Rivers? Why is football more exciting at Notre Dame or Alabama than in Ames, Iowa? Arguing that there is such a thing as the "perfect" place to watch or participate in a sporting event, Karl Raitz and his co-authors explain that it's not whether you win or lose, but where you play the game that counts. As sport evolved from "pure play" to "performance" to "entertainment," they explain, the places where sport took place evolved as well -- becoming more complex, adding more elements with which a spectator or participant could interact. But at the same time, such innovations as the multipurpose stadium ("Hey, is that Cincinnati or Pittsburgh?") tended to separate the place from the event, rendering the event "placeless" and devoid of enriching character. The authors show precisely why the new baseball stadiums in Baltimore, Cleveland, and Arlington "work" better than the concrete doughnuts of the 1960s and 70s. They explain why cricket is best enjoyed in an English village green, against the backdrop of a church tower (preferably with clock), half-timbered pub, haystacks, and elm trees. They analyze the ways in which the infield and grandstand form an essential part of the ambience at Churchill Downs -- and how tailgate parties do the same at the Talladega stock car races.

Consumer Behaviour in Sport and Events

Author: Daniel Funk,Kostas Alexandris,Heath McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136441611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Consumer Behaviour in Sport and Events emphasises the role of consumer behaviour in sport marketing. Given the social, economic, and environmental benefits of sport events, the challenge for marketers is to understand the complexity of sport and event participation. Through a heightened understanding of consumer behaviour, marketers are able to develop communication strategies to enhance the experience, while identifying key elements of the consumer’s decision-making process. This book provides students and industry professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the current marketing challenges facing professionals working in the sport and event industries. This comprehensive text covers a wide range of determinants that influence both active recreation and passive spectator participation, and offers the reader: A detailed understanding of the personal, psychological and environmental factors that influence sport and event related consumer behaviour A basis for the development of marketing actions useful in sport and related business, community and government sectors A comprehensive understanding of how individuals associate themselves with sport and event products and services A quick and simple segmentation tool to guide discussion of marketing actions and strategies for four stages of involvement with sport and events A comprehensive events checklist to help understand marketing actions related to the development, promotion and delivery of a sport event. Sport and event consumer behaviour is a rapidly growing area of interest and this book is considered a valuable resource for those involved in the sport and events industries from students to marketers to academics.

Bill the Minder - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: W. Heath Robinson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528782836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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This wonderful story 'Bill the Minder' follows the adventures of 15-year-old Bill and his cousins, Boadicea and Chad. In the process of their adventures they meet multitude weird and wonder characters such as The Ancient Marina, The Triplets, The Doctor, The Real Soldier and The Lost Grocer. They encounter various unique problems on their way which they solve the use of fantastic machines crafted by Bill. This classic story is accompanied by 16 incredible colour illustrations many black and white woodcuts by W. Heath Robinson an English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines – for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term 'Heath Robinson' entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. This book was originally published in 1912 and was later televised as a series during the 1980s. We are republishing it here as part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children's literature.

Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-Night's Dream - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528782860

Category: Drama

Page: 228

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A Midsummer Night's Dream' is a comedy play – one of Shakespeare's lighter works, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. Both in text, and on stage, it is one of Shakespeare's most popular narratives, and remains widely performed across the world. This book, originally published in 1912, contains twelve incredible colour illustrations and many beautiful and intricate black and white drawings by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines – for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term 'Heath Robinson' entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Pook Press publishes rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Alles Begehren

Roman

Author: Ruth Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959677650

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Die Nummer 1 aus England Jeder kennt diesen einen Moment, der die Weichen neu stellt und alles verändert. Und wenn man das Leben zurückspulen könnte wie eine VHS-Kassette, dann würde man auf diesen Moment spulen - um sich anders zu entscheiden. 1985: Callum ist ein glücklich verheirateter Familienvater. Die Studentin Kate ist bildschön und gewohnt, sich das zu nehmen, was sie braucht. Sie begegnen sich - und begehren einander mit solch einer Macht, dass es ihrer beider Leben beinahe zerstört. Aber nur beinahe. Siebzehn Jahre später treffen sie sich wieder. Das Leben hat auf den Moment der Entscheidung zurückgespult. Sie können noch einmal wählen. Doch das Leben verfolgt einen eigenen Plan. »Ruth Jones ist eine hervorragende Menschenkennerin, die weiß, warum wir die Fehler begehen, die wir begehen. Ich habe mit jedem einzelnen Charakter mitgefühlt. Man kann diesen Roman nicht aus der Hand legen.« Jojo Moyes »Ruth Jones lotet in ihrem großartigen Debüt "Alles Begehren" die Abgründe von Leidenschaft und Ehebruch aus.« Für Sie »Und wenn man das Leben zurückspulen könnte, dann würde man dorthin spulen - um sich diesmal anders zu entscheiden. Doch noch nie zuvor wurde von diesem einschneidenden, alles verändernden Augenblick so eindringlich erzählt wie in "Alles Begehren".« Leserin