The Unsophisticated Arts

The Unsophisticated Arts
The Unsophisticated ArtsThe Unsophisticated ArtsThe Unsophisticated Arts

Drawn and described by Barbara Jones.

London. The Architectural Press. 1951. First edition. Navy cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 192 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, line drawings and some colour plates. 245 x 190mm (9 x 7"). 0.65kg. . English. Very good, in good dust jacket; shelf wear to jacket, wear to forecorners, some chipping with loss to spine and top edge, tears to spine, spine browned, browning and spotting to jacket, not price-clipped; cloth slightly dusty, spotting to endpapers and browning to edges.

'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.'

Barbara Jones' classic book on English vernacluar art. Jones travelled around England describing in words and images the art she discovered, encompassing taxidermy, fairgrounds, canal boats, seaside, riverside, tattooing, food, waxworks, toys, rustic work, shops, festival and funerals.