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Flowers afloat : folk artists of the canals

Author: A J Lewery
Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In this lavishly illustrated celebration of the tradtional paintwork which adorns Britain's narrow boats, Tony Lewery explores the popular artform through the lives of the painters who created it and the boat families who lived with it."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Lewery
ISBN: 0715301454 9780715301456
OCLC Number: 36141181
Description: 124 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Boats, boatmen and wives 1760-1860; the Rose and the Castle picture; origins, possible, probable and problematic; the professional painters - all in a day's work; boatmen painters; the unconventioneal tradition; blue and yellow, and the souvenier disease.
Responsibility: Tony Lewery.

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A celebration of the traditional style of paintwork which adorns British narrow boats, and of the lives and work of the artists who created it. The book gives an explanation of the designs and motifs  Read more...

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