Sybil & Cyril: Cutting through Time (Paperback)Jenny Uglow (author)
'A joy to read.' Sunday Times
'Outstanding.' Daily Telegraph
'Excellent.' The Spectator
'Superb.' Literary Review
'Scintillating . . . A gripping, mysterious love story which also sheds light on British culture between the wars.' Financial Times
In 1922, Cyril Power, a fifty-year-old architect, left his family to work with the twenty-four-year-old Sybil Andrews. They would be together for twenty years. Both became famous for their dynamic, modernist linocuts - streamlined, full of movement and brilliant colour, summing up the hectic interwar years.
Theirs was a scintillating world of Futurists, Surrealists and pioneering abstraction, but alongside the buzz of the new, of machines and speed, shops and sport and dance, they also looked back, to medieval myths and early music, to country ways disappearing from sight.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 398 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
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