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Brian Cook's Landscapes of Britain

Art / Photobook

By: Brian Cook

128 pages, 120 colour illustrations

Anova

Hardback | Jul 2010 | #188053 | ISBN-13: 9781906388782
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€24 approx

About this book

The illustrations of Brian Cook from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s have become iconic. His heightened use of colour, in a flat colour poster style, is much imitated, but never surpassed. His jacket covers for the Batsford series of books that celebrated British life are now very collectable. This collection of his best work is a beautiful publication that should be enjoyed not only by collectors but all lovers of good design and illustration. Brian Cook describes his working processes, the then new printing process that allowed him to pioneer his characteristic bold colours, and the design principles and practical methods of his craft. A stunning book for designers.


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Biography

Brian Cook is the nephew of the late Harry Batsford, chairman of the family publishing firm from 1917 to 1952. He himself became chairman of the company in 1952. His design work, almost exclusively for Batsford, was pioneering and timeless.

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