Heath Robinson's Commercial Art: A Compendium of His Advertising Work

Heath Robinson's Commercial Art: A Compendium of His Advertising Work

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Heath Robinson (1872-1944) is fondly regarded for his mischievous, gently comic illustrations that have been enjoyed for generations. This exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at the Heath Robinson Museum, shines a light on his advertising work.

For a diverse range of clients, Robinson's inventiveness, humour, artistic skill and professionalism made him the obvious choice to advertise their products, which ranged from asbestos cement roofing to bread. Exploring the myriad companies which engaged Robinson's services, this book underlines the artist's significant contribution to Britain's cultural life. Including a full bibliography of Robinson's advertising clients and the work he undertook for them, this definitive account of Heath Robinson's commercial work will be unrivalled for many years to come.

  • Author: Geoffrey Beare
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Date published: September 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1848222168
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 26.1 cm