E. McKnight Kauffer A Designer and his Public (Hardback)

ISBN: 1851774661
Artist(s): E McKnight Kauffer
Author(s): Mark Haworth-Booth
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 1979
Publisher: The Gordon Fraser Gallery
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: 90 colour and 10 b&w

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Edward McKnight Kauffer was one of the most gifted and internationally admired graphic artists of the twentieth century. His work dominated the poster hoardings of Britain between the two world wars, and his advertisements, book illustrations and theatre designs brought him an audience of millions. This masterly biography traces Kauffer’s life and assembles a formidable body of his best work. Haworth-Booth explores the complex individual behind the work, his relationships with clients and the friends – T.S. Eliot, Roger Fry, Aldous Huxley and Marianne Moore among them – who championed his efforts to make advertising ‘worthy of the civilisation that needs it’.


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