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Guide to the Pavilion of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the British Colonial Empire New York World’s Fair 1939.

£400.00

Artist(s): Eric Ravilious
Format: paperback
Year published: 1939
Publisher: H.M.SO
Publisher Location: London

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Original printed wrappers with designs by Eric Ravilious on front and back. Near fine copy

“This guide to the British and Commonwealth Pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair is a terrific example of how a Ravilious wood-engraving can be turned into something lively and contemporary…this spirit later informed the Festival of Britain in 1951.

The design was a re-woking of what Ravilious had made for the Paris exhibition of 1938. There’s a book of BBC Talks, with a cover design by Ravilious, that is in a similar vein. Ravilious knew hnow to make a wood-engraving sparkle”. Paul Rennie

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