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Postcards from Pelican
A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different jacket from Pelican Books, Penguin's iconic non-fiction seriesCovering subjects from socialism to sex, psychoanalysis to atomic physics, and written by great thinkers ranging from Sigmund Freud to Martin Luther King, Pelican brought accessible, intelligent books to a generation, making knowledge everybody's property. In 1936 Allen Lane, the founder of Penguin, overheard a woman at a King's Cross Station bookstall asking for 'one of those Pelican books'. She meant Penguin, but Lane, concerned a rival might snatch up the name, decided to launch a new range of non-fiction books. Pelican was born.Allen Lane said he 'believed in the existence in this country of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price, and staked everything on it'. The gamble paid off. Customers queued in the streets for the first Pelican, George Bernard Shaw's The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, which sold a million copies in six weeks. In the years to come Pelican Books - including H. G. Wells's A Short History of the World, Freud's Psychopathology of Everyday Life and J. K. Galbraith's The Affluent Society, as well as guides to everything from jazz to witchcraft, guerrilla warfare to smashing atoms - would educate a generation. They became, in Lane's words, 'the true everyman's library for the twentieth century'.
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One Hundred Writers in One Box: Postcards from Penguin Modern Classics
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Penguin Modern Classics we are publishing an incredibly desirable and collectable postcard collection of 100 Modern Classics authors. Following the success of Postcards from Penguin this is a must-have box of beautifully produced postcards with memorable, often iconic photographs of writers such as Camus, Steinbeck, Orwell, Waugh, Nabokov. Each postcard is designed to evoke the iconic look of the Modern Classics series.
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The World of Peter Rabbit: A Box of Postcards
One hundred beautiful postcards from the world of Beatrix Potter To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth in 2016, this delightful collection of one hundred postcards features her beautiful and iconic illustrations. From book covers to picture letters and watercolours to sketches - this exquisite gift box showcases the best of Beatrix Potter's unique talent. The postcards include rarely seen sketches by Beatrix and artwork from her 23 tales. Perfect for sending, framing or simply adding to your Beatrix Potter collection. A wonderful souvenir of the Beatrix Potter 150th anniversary year.
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Cindy Sherman: Postcards
Cindy Sherman is among the most influential artists of her generation. Using herself as model, wearing a range of costumes and portraying herself in invented situations, she interrogates the imagery employed by the mass media, popular culture and fine art. Whether using make-up, costumes, props and prosthetics to manipulate her own appearance, or devising elaborate tableaux, her work constitutes a highly distinctive response to contemporary and earlier culture, whose stylistic tropes she appropriates and quotes.This book is a selection of Cindy Sherman's best loved works available as perforated postcards. Grouped by series, multiple postcards per page include both black and white photographs and full colour images. Produced in close collaboration with the artist, this fun package encourages appreciators to send 'a piece of Cindy' by mail.
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Postcards From Penguin
A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box.In 1935 Allen Lane stood on a platform at Exeter railway station, looking for a good book for the journey to London. His disappointment at the poor range of paperbacks on offer led him to found Penguin Books. The quality paperback had arrived.Declaring that 'good design is no more expensive than bad', Lane was adamant that his Penguin paperbacks should cost no more than a packet of cigarettes, but that they should always look distinctive. Ever since then, from their original - now world-famous - look featuring three bold horizontal stripes, through many different stylish, inventive and iconic cover designs, Penguin's paperback jackets have been a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture. And whether they're for classics, crime, reference or prize-winning novels, they still follow Allen Lane's original design mantra.Sometimes, you definitely should judge a book by its cover.
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Eric Carle: 100 Postcards
A delightful collection of 100 postcards, featuring the beautiful and iconic artwork of Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Showcasing brand new artwork, alongside classic images, this exquisite box is a celebration of Carle's extraordinary children's book illustration talent. Send the gorgeous postcards to family and friends, or cherish the collection yourself.
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Brutal Bloc Postcards
A collection of previously unpublished postcards from the former Eastern Bloc - sinister, funny, poignant and surreal, they depict the social and architectural values of the period. Brutal concrete hotels, futurist TV towers, heroic worker statues - this collection of Soviet era postcards documents the uncompromising landscape of the Eastern Bloc through its buildings and monuments. They are interspersed with quotes from prominent figures of the time, that both support and confound the ideologies presented in the images. In contrast to the photographs of a ruined and abandoned Soviet empire we are accustomed to seeing today, the scenes depicted here publicise the bright future of communism: social housing blocks, Palaces of Culture and monuments to Comradeship. Dating from the 1960s to the 1980s, they offer a nostalgic yet revealing insight into social and architectural values of the time, acting as a window through which we can examine cars, people, and of course, buildings. These postcards, sanctioned by the authorities, intended to show the world what living in communism looked like. Instead, this postcard propaganda inadvertently communicates other messages: outside the House of Political Enlightenment in Yerevan, the flowerbed reads `Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union'; in Novopolotsk, art school pupils paint plein air, their subject is a housing estate; at the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute students stroll past a five metre tall concrete hammer and sickle.
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British Postcards of the First World War
Postcards sent by men on the front, and to them by their families, are among the most numerous, and most telling, surviving artefacts of the Great War. They tell us much about attitudes towards the war, and provide a great insight into men's lives, and into the thoughts and emotions of those left behind. Very different in their illustration, and in their writing, between the beginning of the war and the end, postcards provide a social history of the war in microcosm. Illustrated with a wide range of postcards, this is a fascinating look into the response of the British people to the horrors of the war.
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Playing to the Gallery Postcards
36 unique postcards by Grayson Perry, each featuring an original artwork from his book. Playing to the Gallery Acclaimed as 'a visual and intellectual delight' (Time Out), Grayson Perry's Playing to the Gallery allows us to truly appreciate art as he answers the questions that might occur to us in a gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask. In Grayson's words, 'It's easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation, as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don't have a lot of academic and historical knowledge. But if there's one message that I want you to take away it's that anybody can enjoy art and anybody can have a life in the arts - even me! For even I, an Essex transvestite potter, have been let in by the artworld mafia.' This set of 36 postcards, each featuring an original artwork from the book, embodies all the talent, humour, intelligence and relevance of Grayson Perry. Grayson Perry is one of the most popular artists in Britain today. His first art prize was a large papier-mache head he awarded to himself as part of a performance art project at college. Since then he has won many other awards, including the Turner Prize in 2003, and has had major solo exhibitions all over the world. His book Playing to the Gallery is based on his acclaimed BBC Reith Lectures.
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Postcards to Europe
From Paris to Prague, from the past to the present, authors and artists explore what Europe means to them - and us.Through moving personal letters, hilarious anecdotes, brilliant new fiction, and original illustrations, Postcards to Europe paints a picture of a nation and a continent, and how they define each other.Featuring some of the biggest, best and brightest names from the world of fiction, current affairs, politics, art, film, history and food. There is nothing like this out there and every reader will find something to cherish and share in this stunning collection.Contributed to by: Richard Herring, Alain de Botton, Sarah Perry, Matt Haig, Bee Wilson, Andrew Roberts, Oliver Kamm, Hari Kunzru, Colonel Tim Collins, Jessie Burton, Kate Eberlen, Will Self, Adam Dant, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jennifer Higgie, Simon Garfield, Ian Rankin, Mark Kermode, Amy Liptrot, Nicci French, Rob Temple, Afua Hirsch, Sarah Winman, Sunny Singh, Owen Jones, David Shrigley, Ben Collins, Henry Marsh, Alex Kapranos, Val McDermid, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Matt Frei, Lionel Shriver, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Jim Hacker, Robert Crampton, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Kate Mosse, Marie le Conte, Hollie McNish, Ece Temelkuran, Chris Riddell, Olivia Laing, Ian McEwan, Tom Bradby, Jenni Murray, Georgia Donley and Robert Macfarlane.
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Postcards from the Trenches
German art student Otto Schubert was 22 years old when he was drafted into the Great War. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. During the battles of Ypres and Verdun, Schubert filled dozens of military-issued 4" x 6" cards with vivid images depicting the daily realities and tragedies of war. Beautifully illustrated with full-color reproductions of his exquisite postcards, as well as his wartime sketches, woodcuts, and two lithograph portfolios, Postcards from the Trenches is Schubert's war diary, love journal, and life story. His powerful artworks illuminate and document in a visual language the truths of war. Postcards from the Trenches offers the first full account of Otto Schubert, soldier-artist of the Great War, rising art star in the 1920s, prolific graphic artist and book illustrator, one of the "degenerate" artists defamed by the Nazis, and a man shattered by the Second World War and the Cold War. Created in the midst of enormous devastation, Schubert's haunting visual missives are as powerful and relevant today as they were a century ago. His postcards are both a young man's token of love and longing and a soldier's testimony of the Great War.
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Postcards from Home
Postcards from Home: Creativity in a Time of Crisis is a beautiful and unforgettable collection of self-rendered images from a bevy of photographers, filmmakers, actors, creative directors, performance artists, fashion designers, and models from Marc Jacobs, Karen Elson, Florence Pugh, Maurizio Cattelan, Virgil Abloh, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Lizzo, Kendall Jenner, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Sherman, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kim Kardashian West, among others, that share a glimpse of their lives under lockdown. From self-portraits in their homes, to images of Vogue s friends and collaborators with their families, to photographs of original artworks created during this time of social distancing these snapshots reflect a moment in history when the world turned upside down, but creativity flourished. This unique photography book is a must-have for devotees of fashion, art, culture, and photography, and reaches across a readership of all ages. A portion of the proceeds will go to A Common Thread, Vogue s new fundraising initiative to provide assistance to the fashion industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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LEGO Still Life with Bricks: 100 Collectible Postcards
Lydia Ortiz is an illustrator and designer living in San Francisco. Michelle Clair is a visual designer and musician. She lives and works in San Francisco.
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Disney Villains: 100 Collectible Postcards
Let your darker side come out to play with this wickedly fun box of Disney Villains postcards! These 100 collectible cards showcase the most enchantingly evil foes and sidekicks in the Disney realm, celebrating the art that defines the quintessential Disney villain. Featuring a mix of colorful production art and fans’ favorite final frames, this charming collector’s item is sure to delight Disney fans who cheer for Maleficent and think Ursula is just a little misunderstood.
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Postcards from the Front 1914-1919
Postcards as a medium of correspondence became popular in the early years of the twentieth century. This soon became a flood as hundreds of thousands of postcards found their way into the postal system as the Edwardian era progressed. With the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, it was only natural that the sending of postcards would spill over into the battlefields of the Western Front and Britain's Home Front. Postcards from the Front 1914 - 1919 captures the essence of this medium in a unique and fascinating way, bringing to life the pathos, the trauma, and the mud and the blood of Flanders and France as the embattled Tommies, airmen and nurses wrote home to their loved ones. It is a book that humanises the soldiers, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice and never returned home. The book also includes extensive appendices on how to identify and research postcards from the battlefields of the First World War, to reveal the story of your own ancestors' war.
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Postcards from the Trenches
The First World War was unique in being fought largely in trenches. Men ate, slept, fought, played, sang, prayed, and died in the trenches. This book brings together a collection of postcards which portray this strange subterranean world in its various manifestations. The cards have been selected to show how life progressed from day to day in and out of the trenches. We see wounded men smiling obligingly for the camera; others appear to be suffering from the onslaught of boredom. Some take part in a mock party with very meagre provisions. One image shows a group of men kneeling to receive communion before going into battle. The tone of postcards encompasses the range of human experience, from sombre realism to light-hearted humour. There is also the soldier's good-natured lightly smutty card. This is a fascinating insight into the everyday lives and behaviour of the men who fought one of the most gruesome wars in history.
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Darlington and Surroundings in Old Postcards
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Book of 20 Postcards to Colour
Showcasing artwork from both Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Characters & Places and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Creatures Colouring Books, this collection of 20 postcards is filled with intricate illustrations and dazzling designs from the Academy Award (R)-nominated film. From the blue of Newt Scamander's coat and the magical interior of MACUSA to the vibrant markings of the Swooping Evil, the wizarding world depicted in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dazzles with spellbinding colour. Featuring artwork from the Magical Characters and Places Colouring Book, these twenty postcards are filled with intricate illustrations and elaborate designs used in the making of the Fantastic Beasts film. Each one invites you to colour the wizarding world in your own exploration of Newt's case, MACUSA, the wizards, witches and No-Majs of New York City, and much more.
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Postcards from Ladybird: 100 Classic Ladybird Covers in One Box
A unique collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Ladybird book cover from the 1940s to 1970s. From the first ever Ladybird book Bunnikin's Picnic Party, to Well-Loved Tales and How It Works, this is a selection from over thirty years of beloved Ladybird illustration in one sturdy little gift box. A perfect nostalgia gift for all Ladybird fans.
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Vintage Postcards from Vanity Fair
VANITY FAIR A TALE OF SOPHISTICATION In 1913, publisher Conde Nast launched Vanity Fair, a magazine that would celebrate the culture, politics, lifestyle and humour of the world's 'smart set'. In the publication's mission statement, editor Frank Crowninshield clearly revelled in that world: 'Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with.' The magazine discovered or lent invaluable support to such varied names as Dorothy Parker, E. E. Cummings, Noel Coward, Gertrude Stein, P. G. Wodehouse, Cecil Beaton and Man Ray, and frequently reproduced works by the likes of Matisse and Picasso long before anyone in the mainstream press would dare. Vanity Fair's famous philosophy of mixing up classes, races and sexes - as long as they were innovative, gorgeous or talented - was reflected in the dazzling and elegant magazine covers from such hugely influential designers as Paolo Garretto, William Cotton and Eduardo Garcia Benito. These covers are now a memorial to a world of glamour and excitement, gone - but not forgotten. Selected by Graydon Carter
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Alice: 100 Postcards from Wonderland
To celebrate 150 years since the first publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this gorgeous collection of one hundred postcards features a mix of Sir John Tenniel's original and iconic illustrations coloured by various artists including Harry G. Theaker, Diz Wallis and John Macfarlane, alongside stunning modern designs. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter all feature in this exquisite collection. Each card has an appropriate quotation on the back, setting the image in context of the stories, or the history of this iconic publication. Celebrating the extraordinary beauty and imagination of Wonderland, Alice: 100 Postcards from Wonderland is the perfect gift for anyone that loves Alice, illustration, or design.
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Cookery Postcards from Penguin: 100 Cookbook Covers in One Box
A postcard box set of 100 cookbook covers curated by Penguin Art Director John Hamilton. A potted history of book jacket art over the last sixty or so years - classic, witty and inventive - and the perfect gift item for foodies and design fans.
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Postcards from the Middle East
Newly married, Chris and Susanna Naylor set off for a new life in the Arab world - living first in Kuwait, then Jordan and finally Lebanon. In a region never far from the news, they discovered their expectations - of war, terrorism, desert sand dunes, men in white robes and veiled women, camels and Kalashnikovs, indeed their own reasons for being there - were to be constantly challenged. As they found out, the reality bore little resemblance to their pre-conceptions. Postcards from the Middle East is a tale of love from one family's experiences: a story of work, schooling, friendships, worship and shared family life, lived out in precious communities against a back drop of world-changing events and spectacular scenery. The Naylors had never experienced such hospitality, danger, wildlife spectacles or snow before they moved to the Middle East. Their story provides a multi-coloured window on an extraordinary and rapidly changing Arab world.
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Postcards on Parchment
Medieval prayer books held not only the devotions and meditations of Christianity, but also housed, slipped between pages, sundry notes, reminders, and ephemera, such as pilgrims' badges, sworn oaths, and small painted images. Many of these last items have been classified as manuscript illumination, but Kathryn M. Rudy argues that these pictures should be called, instead, parchment paintings, similar to postcards. In a delightful study identifying this group of images for the first time, Rudy delineates how these objects functioned apart from the books in which they were kept. Whereas manuscript illuminations were designed to provide a visual narrative to accompany a book's text, parchment paintings offered a kind of autonomous currency for exchange between individuals-people who longed for saturated color in a gray world of wood, stone, and earth. These small, colorful pictures offered a brilliant reprieve, and Rudy shows how these intriguing and previously unfamiliar images were traded and cherished, shedding light into the everyday life and relationships of those in the medieval Low Countries.
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Postcards from The New Yorker
The New Yorker was launched in 1925, and offers reporting, criticism, essays, fiction, poetry, humour, and cartoons. From the very outset, the founders, Harold Ross and Jane Grant, declared that their sophisticated magazine was 'not edited for the old lady in Dubuque'. The New Yorker has also offered great literature in short stories from such acclaimed writers as John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, J. D. Salinger, and Shirley Jackson. From the very first issue, the now iconic monocled dandy Eustace Tilley made The New Yorker's covers unique and pointed. These signature traits have continued right up to the present day in the striking and sometimes controversial covers from such artists as Peter Arno, William Steig, Saul Steinberg, Jean-Jacques Sempe, and Art Spiegelman.Selected by Francoise Mouly
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Boring Postcards
Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography and contemporary art. Some accuse him of cruelty, but many more appreciate the wit and irony with which he tackles such subjects as bad taste, food, the tourist, shopping and the foibles of the British. Parr has been collecting postcards for 20 years, and here is the cream of his collection - his boring postcards. With no introduction or commentary of any kind, Parr's boring postcards are reproduced straight. They are exactly what they say they are, namely boring picture postcards showing boring photographs of boring places, presumably for boring people to buy to send to their boring friends. All of them are shot in Britain, taking us on a boring tour of its motorways, ring roads, traffic interchanges, bus stations, pedestrian precincts, factories, housing estates, airports, caravan sites, convalescent homes and shopping centres. Some attempt to idealize their subjects, only to fail dismally. Others lack any apparent purpose or interest, but the resultant collection of photographic images is wholly compelling. Boring Postcards is multi-layered: a commentary on British architecture, social life and identity, a record of a folk photography which is today being appropriated by the most fashionable photographers (including Parr), an exercise in sublime minimalism and, above all, a richly comic photographic entertainment.
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100 Faber Postcards
A box of 100 postcards from the archive of one of the great independent publishing houses. Faber & Faber's contribution to cover design is as significant as its contribution to literature. This selection, which includes covers of classics such as Lord of the Flies and The Bell Jar along with artwork from Berthold Wolpe, David Jones and Edward Bawden, is perfect for lovers of literature and design.
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London Postcards
Over seventy years of quintessential London views in one boxIn 1950, aged 19, David Gentleman arrived in the capital, ready to begin his life as an artist. Over the next seven decades, he would sketch, paint, and engrave his way through London, documenting the cityscape, and shaping it, too - most notably through his iconic mural in Charing Cross Underground Station.Combining world-famous imagery with unexpected scenes of daily life in the city, this box of London artworks is a treasure trove for all those who flock to the capital.'David Gentleman is London's visual laureate' Quentin Blake
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Postcards from Vogue
A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a striking cover from American Vogue. From early aspirational illustrations to modern celebrity photography, this is a stunning selection of Vogue's most dazzling images. Since its launch in 1892, Vogue has brought sophistication to its readers around the world. Early illustrations from artists including George Wolfe Plank, Olive Tilton, Pierre Brissaud, and Eduardo Garcia Benito saw ethereal figures of fantasy develop into red-lipped flappers, and as colour photographs began to appear, the women transformed again: from Surrealist images by Horst P. Horst to 'women in the life of the moment', captured by Irving Penn. From the fifties onwards, Vogue women became more accessible still, as models and stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Goldie Hawn, Cindy Crawford, and Cher, with their own distinct personalities, appeared through the lenses of Richard Avedon and Snowdon. Vogue covers now are the epitome of style and beauty, with such illustrious photographers as Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, and Patrick Demarchelier photographing stars like Lady Gaga, Kirsten Dunst, and Kate Moss, celebrating female icons across modern culture.
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Urban Sketching: 100 Postcards
Share 100 postcards featuring all your favorite cityscapes from Gabriel Campanario's The Art of Urban Sketching (Quarry Books). Enjoy beautiful and contemporary location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel.
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Artists' Postcards
Over the last twenty years an increasing number of artists have turned to expressing themselves through postcards. Whether by way of installation, collage, addition to, or alteration of existing postcards, or the production of postcards themselves, many prominent artists employ the medium in some form. Artists' Postcards traces the origin of artists' fascination with postcards from the early 1900s but with a focus on the contemporary, revealing the significant number of artists who have made creative and unusual artworks in postcard form. With 400 images of postcards created by many well-known artists, Artists' Postcards is the first critical guide to the subject. From surrealists to Fluxus and conceptual artists, this book includes an array of historical and contemporary postcards by such artists as George Grosz, Bruce Nauman, Richard Long, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Susan Hiller, Joseph Beuys, Ben Vautier, Dieter Roth, Ray Johnson, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gavin Turk, Tacita Dean, Gilbert and George and Rachel Whiteread. Artists' Postcards will be of interest to artists and graphic designers, as well as to postcard collectors.
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