Artist, typographer, designer, critic, children’s author and amateur botanist, Peter Campbell was an integral part of the London Review of Books from its beginning in September 1979 until his death in 2011. He designed its first issue and kept a close watch on all its subsequent issues; and for nearly twenty years every picture on the cover of the LRB was his. Artwork is a collection of his cover illustrations, book designs, paintings and drawings.
‘A sick boy having breakfast in bed; a dog in a pram; the inside of a kitchen cupboard; a clothes rail with one lonely frock; a fox passing the (dying) artist’s home – all images from the world and work of Peter Campbell, genial, domestic and affectionate and which, collected here for the first time, make him an heir to Ardizzone, Bawden and Ravilious.’ – Alan Bennett
Artwork is a beautifully produced large format art book (224 x 306mm) with introductory essays on Peter Campbell’s work by Jeremy Harding and Bill Manhire.
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