Looking at Life in an English Village: Edward Bawden and Great Bardfield
Artist(s): Edward Bawden
Author(s): Robjn Cantus
Year published: 24th November 2022
Publisher: Inexpensive Progress
Total Pages: 176
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout - many colour
Please note: this book will be despatched after its publication on 24th November 2022.
Edward Bawden’s Life in an English Village, with an introduction by Noel Carrington, was first published as a King Penguin in 1949, and until now the artist’s illustrations have never been reprinted in full. But far more than a reprinting of the original book, this is an investigation into Bawden’s illustrations, his life as an artist and designer, and the world of Great Bardfield in 1949. You will discover the history of Bawden’s much-loved book and learn about the people and places he depicted in what is still one of East Anglia’s most charming villages.
Limited Edition of 1000 copies
This book also features the work of other Great Bardfield artists – among them Eric Ravilious, Walter Hoyle, Michael Rothenstein and Chloe Cheese – who with Bawden made the village a significant centre for art in Britain. In addition, it includes old photographs of the village to bring further to life the Great Bardfield of 1949.
Fully illustrated with the artist’s work, this is a rare chance to discover the secrets of Bawden’s illustrations.