Heath Robinson's Commercial Art

Heath Robinson's Commercial Art

A Compendium of His Advertising Work

Hardback285pp Illustrated267x248mm

9781848222168     Product Code: 514008

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William Heath Robinson (1872–1944) wanted to be a landscape painter but lack of funds made him turn to comic art in 1906, and eventually drew him into advertising. This definitive study of his commercial art is arranged by theme – from heavy engineering to finance – and presents over 280 illustrations, including some of his finest contraption drawings from promotional booklets such as The Gentle Art of Excavating, An Unconventional History of Hovis and Then and Now for Port of Manchester Warehouses Ltd.

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