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Eric Ravilious Scrapbooks Reviews

Eric Ravilious Scrapbooks by Peyton Skipwith, Brian Webb

Eric Ravilious Scrapbooks

Peyton Skipwith, Brian Webb

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Imprint: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 22 Aug 2018
ISBN: 9781848222595

Bringing together over 170 images taken from the artist's 5 scrapbooks, accompanied by instructive commentary by the authors, this new book provides a fascinating record of the febrile imagination of one of Britain's best-loved artists.

  • The Sunday TimesBooks of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Michael Prodger
25 Nov 2018

"the quirky filing system of an overstocked mind"

Ravilious saw the books as working archives, and filled them with newspaper photographs of parachutists, tennis players and women in cloche hats that would later appear in his designs as well as sketches and early proofs of his work in progress. The books are the quirky filing system of an overstocked mind.