Ravilious and Co

The Pattern of Friendship

Author: Andy Friend,Alan Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500239551

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Page: 336

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In recent years Eric Ravilious has become recognized as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, whose watercolours and wood engravings capture an essential sense of place and the spirit of mid-century England. What is less appreciated is that he did not work in isolation, but within a much wider network of artists, friends and lovers influenced by Paul Nash's teaching at the Royal College of Art - Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Tirzah Garwood, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus and Helen Binyon among them. The Ravilious group bridged the gap between fine art and design, and the gentle, locally rooted but spritely character of their work came to be seen as the epitome of contemporary British values. Seventy-five years after Ravilious's untimely death, Andy Friend tells the story of this group of artists from their student days through to the Second World War. Ravilious & Co. explores how they influenced each other and how a shared experience animated their work, revealing the significance in this pattern of friendship of women artists, whose place within the history of British art has often been neglected. Generously illustrated and drawing on extensive research, and a wealth of newly discovered material, Ravilious & Co. is an enthralling narrative of creative achievement, joy and tragedy.
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The Organization of Craft Work

Identities, Meanings, and Materiality

Author: Emma Bell,Gianluigi Mangia,Scott Taylor,Maria Laura Toraldo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351795295

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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This edited book focuses on the organization and meaning of craft work in contemporary society. It considers the relationship between craft and place and how this enables the construction of a meaningful relationship with objects of production and consumption. The book explores the significance of raw materials, the relationship between the body, the crafted object and the mind, and the importance of skill, knowledge and learning in the making process. Through this, it raises important questions about the role of craft in facing future challenges by challenging the logic of globalized production and consumption. The Organization of Craft Work encompasses international analyses from the United States, France, Italy, Australia, Canada, the UK and Japan involving a diverse range of sectors, including brewing, food and wine production, clothing and shoe making, and perfumery. The book will be of interest to students and academic researchers in organization studies, marketing and consumer behaviour, business ethics, entrepreneurship, sociology of work, human resource management, cultural studies, geography, and fashion and design. In addition, the book will be of interest to practitioners and organizations with an interest in the development and promotion of craft work.
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Eric Ravilious

imagined realities

Author: Alan Powers,Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 144

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The English artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42) was a painter of watercolours and murals, a book illustrator in wood engraving and lithography, and a designer of transfer-ware, pottery and porcelain. From 1939 till his death he was an Official War Artist. This book presents a full retrospective of all aspects of his work, culminating in the final phase of his war artist work. Ravilious is well known to a circle of collectors and admirers who feel no need to explain his work. Partly as a result of this, he has tended to remain isolated from the broader art historical narratives of the period. This book is the first sustained attempt to understand his appeal and importance using a wider artistic and historical context. In addition to being a straight retrospective the book interprets Ravilious's work on the basis of documentary sources and more recent readings of art and ideas. The book positions Ravilious in a European and American context of the period, identifying artists and designers whose work shows similar characteristics and require a historical grouping separate from modernism. The combination of 'fine' and 'applied' art in Ravilious's oeuvre is explored as an exemplar of the Art and Industry movement of the inter-war period which ran parallel to modernism. The book also deals with the questions of English identity that arise from Ravilious's work and his important role in developing new perceptions of Englishness in the period. The book accompanies an exhibition opening at the Imperial War Museum, London, in October 2003.
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China and glass in America, 1880-1980

from tabletop to TV tray

Author: Charles Lane Venable,Tom Jenkins,Dallas Museum of Art,Newark Museum

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 496

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The rich colors of Frederick Rhead's Fiesta or the translucent beauty of Waterford crystal, Russel Wright's American Modern or Haviland's White House service of 1879 -- the right tableware adds personality to a celebration. But beyond their appeal to all who want to entertain in style, and their value as collectibles, china and glass wares mirror the profound cultural and economic shifts in twentieth-century America and provide a unique vantage point from which to view our society.
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Mid-Century Modern Tiles

A History and Collector's Guide

Author: Rob Higgins,Will Farmer

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445665670

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Few ceramic tiles are more popular with collectors than those modernist products of mid-twentieth century potteries. This book is the perfect introduction to them.
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