The Illustrated Dust Jacket

14 December 2017 // Art //Books

The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970 by Martin Salisbury (Thames and Hudson, hardback, 200 pages. Out now and available here) Review by Frances Castle The first book jackets or dust covers were just plain wraps of thin paper meant to protect a book in transit, and it wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that […]

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A Green & Pleasant Land

26 November 2017 // Art

Michael Smith heads to Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery to suss out A Green and Pleasant Land – the exhibition centring on the artists who have shaped our understanding of the British landscape since the 1970s Rickety, forlorn looking cottages glided by the train window, peppering the sunken marshland by the sea; out of the other […]

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New COUNTRY prints now available

3 November 2017 // Art //Shop

We’re pleased to share the news that these very lovely ‘Country’ prints, a unique collaboration between friends of the river Jeb Loy Nichols, Will Burns, and Nick Hand, are now available in the Caught by the River shop. ‘Country’ is a three-colour lino cut, set using wooden type and printed on a vintage press, with […]

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In Search of Fox Hill

18 October 2017 // Art //Walking

Clare Wadd goes in pursuit of a south London scene, 146 years after it was captured by the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro. In the National Gallery one grey Saturday afternoon, I find myself drawn to quite a small, unassuming painting. A winter’s scene. I’ve not been aware of it before and I don’t know who […]

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The Birds and Beasts of October

1 October 2017 // Art

Happy October. Please enjoy these pages from Shell Nature Studies: Birds and Beasts (1956), which we have scanned for your viewing pleasure.

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