225 colour and halftone illustrations
28 x 24 cm (11.25 x 9.5 in)
Published in the UK September 2017
Published in the US September 2017
Ed Kluz: The Lost House Revisited
Tim Knox with Olivia Horsfall Turner
The artist Ed Kluz, a member of the St Jude's group, has a fascination for the sites of lost buildings. Once-celebrated grand houses that were abandoned to ruin, burned or deliberately destroyed have now become the haunting subject matter of his distinctive collages. His highly original works are a combination of watercolour and layer upon layer of delicated painted collage elements, the tension between colour and texture achieving a sense of depth and light. Kluz's lost houses conjure up the vanished buildings in all their pomp, perched on stark, treeless plains under threatening skies. In his introduction to the book, the art and architectural historian Tim Knox describes Kluz's views of houses, with their concentration on the filigree architecture and silhouette of building itself. He also draws parallels with the bold graphic tradition of Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden.
Ten English houses are featured in depth, among them the Tudor palace of Holdenby House, the magnificent mansion of Hamstead Marshall, Vanbrugh's Claremon, and the grandiosely Gothic Fonthill Abbey. Each house is introduced by the architectural historian Olivia Horsfall Turner, who details its history and fate.
The first book devoted to the popular artist, illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz
Presents an extensive collection of Kluz's striking collages of lost country houses, including new works, and other prints and sketches
With engaging contributions from the architectural historians Tim Knox and Olivia Horsfall Turner
Kluz is one of the St Jude's group of artists, representing the very best in British printmaking
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