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Hardback256 PagesSize: 270 × 249 mm
61 colour and 225 b&w illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222168Publication: September 04, 2017

Heath Robinson's Commercial Art: A Compendium of His Advertising Work

Geoffrey Beare


£30.00 GBP

  • The first book to provide a complete overview of Heath Robinson's commercial art, which accompanies an exhibition at the Heath Robinson Museum (opens December 2017)
  • Based on over thirty years of research and including a complete list of Robinson's advertising drawings
  • Includes a large number of images that have not been reproduced since their original printing

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, humour, 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.

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