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UK £35.00
US $55.00
CAN $64.99
Hardback with jacket
192 pages
200 illustrations
28 x 24 cm (11.25 x 9.5 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4662-7
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Ed Kluz: The Lost House Revisited

Texts by Tim Knox and Olivia Horsfall Turner

Foreword by John Harris

The artist Ed Kluz has a fascination for the sites of lost buildings. Once-celebrated grand houses that were abandoned to ruin, burned or deliberately destroyed have become the haunting subject matter of his distinctive collages. Kluz studies old engravings, plans and descriptions in order to build a full mental picture of a house; he compares the act of creating a collage to that of model-making, with each architectural element meticulously cut from paper and pasted, layer upon layer, on a background of inks. His lost houses conjure up the vanished buildings in all their pomp, existing not in the re-created landscape, but rather illuminated by theatrical lighting. In his introduction to the book, Tim Knox describes Kluz’s views of houses as heirs to the highly finished perspective drawings produced by architectural artists in centuries past; he also draws parallels with the bold graphic tradition of Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. Among the English houses featured in depth are the Tudor palace of Holdenby House, the magnificent mansion of Hamstead Marshall, Vanbrugh’s Eastbury Park, and the grandiosely Gothic Fonthill Abbey. Each house is introduced by Olivia Horsfall Turner, who details its history and fate.

 

The first book devoted to the popular artist, illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz, presenting an extensive selection of his striking collages of lost country houses, as well as scraperboards and antique prints

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

Coincides with solo exhibitions at the John Martin Gallery, London (4-28 October 2017) and at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (from 11 November 2017)

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Ed Kluz is an artist, illustrator and printmaker whose work reimagines historic landscapes, buildings and objects. His approach to image-making is inspired by his interest in English Romanticism, the Picturesque movement and antiquarian representations of architecture and topography. He has received commissions from, among others, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and such publishers as Faber, the Folio Society and John Murray. He grew up in North Yorkshire, studied fine art at Winchester School of Art and now lives in East Sussex.

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