The Unsophisticated Arts

JONES, Barbara

JONES, Barbara The Unsophisticated Arts

The Architectural Press, 1951.

First edition. 4to. Publisher's navy cloth, lettered gilt, in the pictorial dustwrapper designed by Barbara Jones. Frontispiece and many further illustrations, chiefly after line drawings by Jones. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper, bright but with some loss to the head of the spine.

Barbara Jones's account of what she calls the British phenomenon of "unsophisticated art", a vernacular comprising "the art of the fairground showman, the painter of canal boats, the week-end bungalow owner, the toy-maker, the wedding cake-baker".

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