The Arts (Covers by Edward Bawden and John Tunnard)

ISBN: n/a
Artist(s): Edward Bawden, Henry Moore, Duncan Grant, Robert Medley etc
Author(s): Desmond shawe-Taylor (editor)
Format: unspecified
Edition: First edition
Year published: 1946 and 1947
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 159 in total
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white


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Paperback.  Two Volumes.  Both volumes of this fascinating arts magazine that only lasted two issues. No underlining, highlighting or inscriptions.

Volume 1:  cover design by John Tunnard. Contents includes: Edouard Pignon by Herbert Read, Architectural Backgrounds In Italian Painting by Sir Kenneth Clark, Hopes and Hazards of the British Film by Richard Winnington; A Sculptor’s Workshop (A Note on the new Figure by Henry Moore) by Edward Sackville-West; Europa and the Bull: a Poet Collaborates with a Painter by W.R. Rogers and Duncan Grant, The Uniformity and Variety in Modern Architecture by Henry  Russell Hitchcock, Peter Grimes In Stockholm by Desmond Shawe-Taylor; The Rape Of Lucretia (A Note on Benjamin Britten’s second opera) by Eric Crozier; The Rape Of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten; The Rape Of Lucretia (Stage designs) by John Piper; The Desirable Life: a Pictorial Anthology by Raymond Mortimer;  Painter and Apple: A Dialogue by Lawrence Gowing.   Condition: Covers worn with some segments of loss to spine.  Pages lightly creased to bottom right corners.

Volume 2: cover design by Edward Bawden.   Contents includes: Mannerism by Roger Hinks; The Music of Roberto Gerhard by Edward Sackville-West, The Four Elements by Kathleen Raine/Robert Medley, Architectural Backgrounds in Italian Painting by Kenneth Clark, The Anarchism Of Camille Pissarro by Benedict Nicolson; P.L. Heard By Mary Kessell, The Lesson Of Poussin by Andre Gide.  Condition: covers a little shelfworn with some light toning to front paste-down and title page.  Spine a little worn, otherwise very good.


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