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Osbert Lancaster's Cartoons, Columns and Curlicues : Pillar to Post, Homes Sweet Homes, Drayneflete

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A beautiful boxed-set containing three long out-of-print and influential books by the great British humorist, Sir Osbert LancasterPillar to Post, the story of architecture through the ages, takes us in words and pictures from the Egypt of the pyramids to Twentieth Century Functional (by way of Stockbroker's Tudor and By-Pass Variegated). First published in 1938, it was described by Gavin Stamp as "One of the most influential books on architecture ever published." Homes Sweet Homes, first published in 1939, is a history of architectural interiors, and a sequel toPillar to Post. It gives full scope to Lancaster's genius for showing people in their settings: the carousing Normans in the communal hall; the cocktail-drinking couple in Curzon Street Baroque; the First Russian Ballet lady outstretched on her day bed; the Cultured Cottage couple in their Arts & Crafts Interior. First published in 1949,Drayneflete Revealed traces the development of one particularly typical (invented) English town. Starting from its muddy Saxon origins—the Fleet River is the ancient river that runs in sewers under the City of London—it follows the changing fortunes of the architectural development from village to small city and the foibles and fashions of the inhabitants.
Genre: Architecture, Humor
Sub-Genre: History / General, General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Osbert Lancaster
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2015
TCIN: 50108472
UPC: 9781910258378
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5582
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