Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield
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- Publication Date: October 6, 2015
- Imprint: V & A Publishing
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄2 x 10 7⁄8
- ISBN: 9781851778522
- Page Count: 240
- Illustrations: 220 color illustrations
- Rights: North America
In 1925, the artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious moved to the village of Great Bardfield in the countryside of Essex, England. Over time, other artists came to the village, forming a community of artists and designers that remains active today. In the 1950s, these artists, including Bawden, Ravilious, John Aldridge, Michael Rothenstein, and Marianne Straub, among others, held now-famous “open house” exhibitions, displaying their modernist works to the public in their own homes. These informal shows brought acclaim to the artists, and also brought thousands of visitors to the quaint village. This richly illustrated book shows how that community, and its neigh- boring landscape, nurtured a distinctive style of art, design, and illustration
About the author
Gill Saunders is a senior curator in the Word & Image department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Malcolm Yorke is a writer and art historian.