The Unsophisticated Arts by Barbara Jones. First Edition.

SKU: TMIR000654
£125Price
  • The Unsophisticated Arts by Barbara Jones. First Edition.

    Printed by The Architectural Press, Rochester, 1957. Condition is Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.

    The book still retains the original unclipped vibrant dust jacket illustrated by Barbara Jones. There is some loss to the top edge front and back.

    'What is unsophisticated art, the vernacular art of England? Barbara Jones has made it her pleasure to seek and find it, describe and explain it, draw it and photograph it in many places, likely and unlikely, for many years past: it is the art of the fairground showman, the painter of canal boats, the week-end bungalow owner, the toy maker, the wedding cake baker. The range of her search is best shown by a short list from the book's thirteen chapters: Taxidermy, Seaside, Tattooing, Toys, Festivals.

    A fantastic copy of a rare and charming title.

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