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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
An excellent introduction to the work of two British designers Edward Bawden
(1903-1989) and Eric Ravilious (1903-1942). This fascinating book illustrates
every aspect of their creativity, featuring designs for wallpaper, posters,
book jackets, trade cards and Wedgwood ceramics, to name but a few. Design
opens with an informed and engaging essay by Peyton Skipwith, who, from the
late 1960s, acted as Edward Bawden's principal dealer. Bawden and Ravilious
both attended the Design School of the Royal College of Art. It was here that
they met and started to experiment with print-making - marking the beginning of
an extremely creative but tragically short-lived friendship. Ravilious was
killed at the age of thirty-nine in an air-sea rescue mission during the Second
World War; Edward Bawden survived him by forty-six years. ' Exquisite ...
Design is a treat ' - Sunday Telegraph ' A neat little scrapbook ...
beautifully laid out ' - Antiques Magazine