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High Street (Victoria and Albert Museum)

$39.99

High Street (Victoria and Albert Museum)

SKU: 9780500480793 Category: Product ID: 330917

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Title: High Street (Victoria and Albert Museum)
Author: RICHARDS J M
Illustrator: RAVILIOUS ERIC
Format: HARDCOVER
Publication date: 03/02/2022
Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
Price: $39.99
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

A facsimile edition of the classic High Street, which pairs the timeless illustrations of Eric Ravilious with a fascinating text by architectural historian J. M. Richards.

First published in 1938, this charming book introduces the British high street. Shops include the family butcher, the cheesemonger, the baker and confectioner and the oyster bar, as well as specialized establishments such as the plumassier, the clerical outfitter and the submarine engineer.

Only 2,000 copies of the original book were printed before the lithographic plates were destroyed in the London Blitz. As a result, it has become one of the most collectible of all artists’ books from this period. This beautiful facsimile edition features all 24 of Ravilious’s colour illustrations, and includes an essay by Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum, that sets the book in its historical context.

ISBN: 9780500480793
Dimension: 229mm X 148mm
Pages: 112

Additional information

Dimensions 229 × 148 mm