Illustrator and cartoonist W. Heath Robinson is renowned for his ingenious and haphazard contraptions. His witty drawings of complicated machines, are ironically designed to simplify everyday life, but always manage to make everything appear more complicated! His work is steeped in the humour of calamity and his name soon became synonymous for absurd and makeshift devices. This delightful book has an introductory section of 22 pages providing an overview of Heath Robinson’s life, followed by three chapters of full page reproductions of his most famous works from Literary Illustrations to Humorous Cartons and Marvellous Contraptions.
H 24.3cm(9.5ins) x W 21.5cm(8ins) x D1.9cm