Neo-Romantic Book Illustration

After WW2 a new spirit of romanticism suffused English book illustration, as people reacted against the gloom of blackout and rationing.

A number of young artists focused on the depiction of human emotions and of dramatic scenes, prioritising content over form, and were part of a movement known as Neo-Romanticism.

The key artists of the movement include John Minton, Keith Vaughan, John Piper, Michael Ayrton, Edward Bawden and Henry Moore, all of whom are represented here.


24pp. Includes over 30 black & white and colour illustrations.

Dimensions 21cms x 30cms (8.25ins x 11.5ins).

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