Camouflage and Art: Design for Deception in World War II
Author(s): Henrietta Goodden
Year published: 2007
Publisher: Unicorn Press
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 192
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Basing the research for her book on Ministry of Defence records, Royal College of Art archives and help from the families of wartime “camoufleurs”, Henrietta Gooden explores the development of the extraordinary ideas which were to play such an important part in defeating the enemy in the air, on land and at sea during World War 2. Among the names in wartime camouflage to become famous in other walks of life were Basil Spence, architect, Oliver Messel, designer, Victor Stiebel, couturier, Edward Seago, painter, and Hugh Casson, architect, later to be President of The Royal Academy of Arts.