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Looking At Things
Barbara Jones
The rear cover of the Autumn 1954 BBC booklet for the series ‘Looking At Things’. The series was overseen by Milner Grey and ran until the mid 1960s. In this particular issue Jones describes her design process and picks a few of her favourite book covers.
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The Isle of Wight.
Barbara Jones.
Her King Penguin book, celebrating the Victorian paradise that is the Isle of Wight. Published in 1950, with accompanying text and watercolours by Jones. Rather sadly her projected Puffin Picture Book on Fairs never materialised.
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Sweets.
Barbara Jones.
The Unsophisticated Arts were championed by Jones, and Enid Marx, and this drawing of sweets from Jones’ 1951 book is just one of many wonderfully observed objects. Many of the chapters first appeared as articles in The Architectural Review and assembled later for this book.
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On Trust for The Nation.
Barbara Jones.
Watercolour of Swakeleys, Ikenham for On Trust For The Nation, published in 1947, almost a tailpiece to the Wartime Recording Britain project. If anyone has a copy the dig out Clough Williams-Ellis’s introduction to this book, and weep. So moving.
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Fairground Gallopers.
Barbara Jones.
1946/7 Royle Greetings card, lithographed on stone by Jones who had been researching the art of the fairground for a series of articles for Architectural Review. The predates her School Print and her Black Eyes & Lemonade exhibition at Whitechapel. Commissioned by Noel Carrington who was art director at Royles from late 1945.
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