Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield (Hardcover)

By Gill Saunders (Editor), Malcolm Yorke (Editor)

V & A Publishing, 9781851778522, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

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In 1925, the artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious moved to the village of Great Bardfield in the countryside of Essex, England. Over time, other artists came to the village, forming a community of artists and designers that remains active today. In the 1950s, these artists, including Bawden, Ravilious, John Aldridge, Michael Rothenstein, and Marianne Straub, among others, held now-famous “open house” exhibitions, displaying their modernist works to the public in their own homes. These informal shows brought acclaim to the artists, and also brought thousands of visitors to the quaint village. This richly illustrated book shows how that community, and its neigh- boring landscape, nurtured a distinctive style of art, design, and illustration

About the Author

Gill Saunders is a senior curator in the Word & Image department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Malcolm Yorke is a writer and art historian.