Travelling Art: Gypsy Caravans and Canal Barges (Paperback)
  • Travelling Art: Gypsy Caravans and Canal Barges (Paperback)
zoom

Travelling Art: Gypsy Caravans and Canal Barges (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£20.00
Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 30/04/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
The hey-day of the British gypsy caravan was short, only about 70 years, during which period it grew from a simple utility vehicle, blossomed and flourished as a mobile work of art, then disappeared from common sight. These caravans were masterpieces of woodcraft and design, and the best of them cost as much as a small house. Unlike any small house, almost half the cost was in the decoration. This beautifully illustrated book presents the different types of caravan and the great variety of art which was carved and painted upon them and their brothers-in-transport, the old narrowboats. While there were certain rules and conventions of style, the decoration on and in all the types was ultimately governed only by how much money could be spent. The caravan in particular was the supreme status symbol among travelling people and its art the prime means for expressing where one stood in the world.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752455020
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 250 x 230 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

Informally Royal
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
prettycitylondon
Added to basket
Bandstands of Britain
Added to basket
Melancholy Witness
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Britain's Toy Car Wars
Added to basket
D-Day
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Pottery Gardener
Added to basket
The RAF at 100
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Sketchbook War
Added to basket
Devon's Torre Abbey
Added to basket
The RAF Colouring Book
Added to basket
Black Plaques London
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.