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.

Very Heath Robinson, a Comprehensive

Compendium of His Commercial Art

Author: Adam Hart-Davis,Beare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873329474


Page: 240

View: 784


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.

Railways and Culture in Britain

The Epitome of Modernity

Author: Ian Carter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059667

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 2718


The 19th-century steam railway epitomized modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of the train. Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? He compares fiction and images by canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. He argues that while high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, British popular culture did not ignore it. Detailed discussions of comic fiction, crime fiction, and cartoons reveal a popular fascination with railways tumbling from vast (and hitherto unexplored) stores of critically overlooked genres.

Biographical Sketches of Cartoonists & Illustrators in the Swann Collection of the Library of Congress

Author: Sara Duke

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 130485888X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 342

View: 6147


Inside this book are short biographical sketches about the many artists represented in the Library of Congress' Swann Collection compiled by Erwin Swann (1906-1973). In the early 1960s, Swann, a New York advertising executive started collecting original cartoon drawings of artistic and humorous interest. Included in the collection are political prints and drawings, satires, caricatures, cartoon strips and panels, and periodical illustrations by more than 500 artists, most of whom are American. The 2,085 items range from 1780-1977, with the bulk falling between 1890-1970. The Collection includes 1,922 drawings, 124 prints, 14 paintings, 13 animation cels, 9 collages, 1 album, 1 photographic print, and 1 scrapbook.

The Illustrators

The British Art of Illustration, 1786-2003

Author: David Wootton,Chris Beetles Limited

Publisher: Chris Beetles Limited

ISBN: 9781871136845

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 553


The definitive compendoum of the possibilities of illustrtaion and must-have for any fans of the medium.

Guide to the Archive of Art and Design, Victoria & Albert Museum

Author: Elizabeth Lomas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579583156

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

View: 5780


Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

Britain at Play

Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


Category: English wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 192

View: 5459


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