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High Street [Facsimile] [Hardcover]

Eric Ravilious
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Book Description

5 Mar 2012
First published in 1938, this classic book introduces the British high street, pairing the timeless illustrations of Eric Ravilious with an engaging text by architectural historian J.M. Richards. Shops include the family butcher, the coach builder, the cheesemonger, the knife grinder and the oyster bar. Only 2000 copies of the original book were printed before the lithographic plates were destroyed in the London Blitz. As a result, it has become one of the most collectable of all artist's books from this period. This beautiful facsimile edition features Ravilious's illustrations in exquisite colour and includes an essay by V&A curator Gill Saunders placing the book and its history into context.

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: V&A Publishing; Facsimile edition (5 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851776893
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851776894
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eric Ravilious (1903 - 42) was a painter, designer, illustrator and wood engraver and remains one of the best-known English artists of the 1930s. He died at 39 while on service as an Official War Artist. Sir James Richards (1907 - 92) was editor of the Architectural Review from 1937 to 1971 and architectural correspondent to The Times for over 20 years.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 25 May 2012
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What a great book.Wonderful illustrations and text,evocative of the Pre war high street.Good value,well produced book.Eric Revilious an artist I had not come across before but will now look for more of his work.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ... 22 Sep 2012
Format:Hardcover
I'd echo want previous reviewer wrote.
This book is a facsimile edition of one first published in 1958. Pictures are printed on paper with no text on reverse in order to increase image quality. Given that the book was published by the V&A of their British Design Season it is of interest that it is printed in China.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delightful 21 Feb 2013
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I enjoyed the beautiful paintings and along with the write up took me back to my childhood days to when going shopping was a
time of discovery when every shop had lovely window displays. When one could watch the butcher cutting the meat, enjoy the smell of the coffee grinder and the baking of bread. This book took me back to a time which is now part of our history and I am so
grateful that I was part of it and this book has brought back so many happy memories
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine. 13 April 2013
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This is a lovely piece of the past, rather sad when you think how our High Streets are now.
This was a smooth purchase, all good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Save our High Streets 23 April 2013
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This is a fascinating account of our love of the High Street, evocative and prophetic it recalls many national retail treasures!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eric Ravilious............High Street 8 Nov 2013
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Delivered quickly and well packed. A lovely book with interesting illustrations and informative text. This made a nice gift for a loved one with an established liking for the artist.
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