Columns and Curlicues Osbert Lancaster's Cartoons

Author(s): Lancaster Osbert

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This beautiful boxed-set contains three long out-of-print and influential books by the great British humourist, Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-1986) - Pillar to Post, the story of architecture through the ages, first published in 1938 and described by Gavin Stamp as 'One of the most influential books on architecture ever published'; Homes Sweet Homes, a history of architectural interiors and a sequel to Pillar to Post, was first published in 1939, and Drayneflete Revealed, first published in 1948, which traces the development of one particularly typical (invented) English town.


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Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-1986) was a painter, a writer, a cartoonist, a theatre designer, an authority on architecture and design, and above all a great British humorist. His pocket cartoons depicting the aristocratic Maudie Littlehampton, her family and friends, which appeared in the Daily Express for forty years, recorded in his inimitably English way the life, news and opinions of the period. His books on architecture and design were as witty as they were authoritative: in them he depicted buildings and interiors with an unerring instinct for the minutiae of stylistic change and recreated with irrepressible humour the way of life of the original inhabitants.

General Fields

  • : 9781910258378
  • : Pimpernel Press
  • : Pimpernel Press
  • : October 2015
  • : 230mm X 180mm
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lancaster Osbert
  • : Hardback
  • : 720.9
  • : HB
  • : Black and white line drawings throughout