Contraptions

Contraptions

By (author) Heath Robinson , Edited by Geoffrey C. Beare

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This distinguished volume of Robinson's art covers the breadth of his comic work, from his early musings on the state of British industries and his very first inventions, to the mocking, anti-German propaganda created during the First World War, and final sketches of the Second, during which he died. "Contraptions" is a definitive collection that will enchant future generations for as long as machines remain machines and human beings need reminding that that is all they will ever be.

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 216 x 282 x 16mm | 1,120.37g
  • 12 Jul 2007
  • Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • c.280 integrated illustrations
  • 0715636944
  • 9780715636947
  • 116,682

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W Heath Robinson began his career illustrating works of poetry and children's stories. At magazines such as The Sketch, he developed his humorous illustrations for adults, culminating in the series of inventions for which he became known by his contemporaries as 'The Gadget King'.

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"'Your absurd, beautiful drawings... give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world' H.G. Wells, in a letter to Heath Robinson in 1914"

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