Be Magnificent: Walthamstow School of Art 1957-1967
Artist(s): Peter Blake, Ian Dury, Derek Boshier
Author(s): Karen Avbery et al
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2017
Publisher: Hali Publications
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 95
Illustrations: profusely illustrated in colour and black and white
Paperback. French Fold. First edition. ‘Between 1957 and 1967, Walthamstow School of Art cultivated some of the most influential creative talent of a generation. This radical era was defined by the coming together of people with remarkable artistic talents, in one place, during a time of extraordinary cultural change.
Pop Artists Sir Peter Blake and Derek Boshier; Royal Academicians Olwyn Bowey, Fred Cuming, Ken Howard and Bill Jacklin; musicians Ian Dury and Terry Day; fashion designers Foale and Tuffin and Celia Birtwell; and filmmakers Ken Russell and Peter Greenaway all taught or studied there.
Be Magnificent captures the energy, excitement and dynamism of these young artists, teachers and designers as they first started out in their careers. Showing the radical exchange of skills, ideas and creativity that defined this era at Walthamstow School of Art and revealing how it was instrumental to their creative development.’
Condition: very good.