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A blog dedicated to Modern British Art from Lund Humphries, the leading publisher of books on the subject.
The heightened reputation of the AA in the second half of the 1950s owed much to the fact that it provided a home for the vanguard of British architecture, notably Peter Smithson and John Killick, at just the moment when, through their activities in CIAM and the agency of Architectural Design, they were thrust into the international limelight.
Lund Humphries Landmarks – Paul Nash: paintings, drawings and illustrations, edited by Margot Eates, with essays by Herbert Read, John Rothenstein, E.H. Ramsden and Philip James (1948)
Posted onAndrew Causey describes Paul Nash’s extensive involvement in preparing the book on his work which was in the end published posthumously by Lund Humphries in 1948. Paul Nash had been preparing for at least two years before his death in 1946 material for the book which Lund Humphries would publish in due course. He collected black-and-white prints […]
Posted onIn his Lund Humphries Landmark post on Ernestine Carter’s Grim Glory (1941), Antony Penrose describes the efforts of his mother, Lee Miller, and a number of other prominent photographers to raise US consciousness about the hardships and the horrors of the London Blitz. Miller, he explains, had come to the UK from New York in 1939, having begun […]
Lund Humphries Landmarks: Grim Glory – Pictures of Britain Under Fire edited by Ernestine Carter (1941)
Posted onAntony Penrose explains the fascinating story behind the book which revealed the realities of London’s Blitz to the American public. By the time the full ferocity of the Blitz began on September 7 1940 Lee Miller, formerly a fashion model turned Surrealist photographer in Paris and collaborator of Man Ray, had been working freelance for Vogue for […]
Posted onHow best to summarise the achievement of Paul Nash? There is so much. We think we know him from those iconic paintings of the desolation of the First World War, or the famous Surrealist Landscape from a Dream in the Tate, or his more recognisably English landscapes, or the Second World War painting Totes Meer. But […]
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