A fabulous newly released, hardback book all about Bristol and Bath through the eyes of their artists and I’m excited to say I’m one of them! Featuring a really wide range of artists and their creative styles you are bound to recognise quite a few of them from art trails, galleries and pop-ups near you. Edited by Emma Bennett, this beautiful coffee table book is the perfect gift for anyone who has lived in, worked in, studied in or visited either of these striking West Country cities.
My featured Bristol illustrations can be found on pages 10, 24, 37 & 46 and cover Culture & Science with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and We the Curious plus Heritage & Trade with the SS Great Britain and St Nick’s Market. They encapsulate a big part of what makes Bristol so special and I feel very honoured to be included alongside an amazing range of 57 other artists.
This is the First Edition of this book so do buy while stocks last. I am very happy to sign a copy for you so please do include the greeting text you would like included in the custom notes box before checking out.
The book will come wrapped in bubble wrap and a cardboard book wrap for protection. Standard 2nd Class postage is included in the price shown or you can add Express delivery and/or gift wrapping at the checkout.
Publisher: UIT Cambridge LTD
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 196 x 160 x 15 mm
For lots of great publisher’s blurb do keep reading....
The Bristol and Bath Art Book celebrates two cities with very different personalities. The beautiful images in this newly published hardback book capture the breath-taking landscape of rivers, hills and gorges which they share, but also the cities' more urban landmarks that make them stand apart. Bristol is illustrated as busy, quirky and vibrant, where Bath appears in more tranquil hues. However these important cities in the history of the world are also intimately connected.
The river Avon that flows through both cities gouges the spectacular Avon Gorge at Bristol, which is where its international maritime connections begin.
John Cabot's The Matthew is the ship that put America on the map and the reconstruction is depicted in drawings and paintings. She may have been a pirate ship at one time, too, as Bristol was the birthplace of Blackbeard and had a thriving piracy business.
The great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge to span the deep Avon Gorge. In the book, there are many images of this vertiginous bridge: ringed by balloons, luminous in the gloaming, stark in the snow, or painted to resemble a cathedral arch from below. It is a much-loved, living monument to the great man.
His Great Western Railway terminus at Temple Meads features here in drawings and prints, along with his pioneering Bristol-built steamship, the SS Great Britain.
Bath is a UNESCO world heritage site because of its Roman remains and exquisite Georgian architecture. Its famous Roman Baths were built around a hot spring the Romans believed sacred to the Goddess Sulis and the city became a centre for health and an inspiration for artists.
Its 18th-century architecture: The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pulteney Bridge and Assembly Rooms, are all examples of Bath's heyday as a Georgian spa town and are featured in the art book in stunning paintings, drawings and collages.
They capture the Bath that Jane Austen would have known from her time in the city. Here, movies of some of her novels have been filmed, along with many other Regency era series e.g. the record-breaking series Bridgerton.
I was brought up in Bristol and Bath and fell in love with the architecture and the hidden treasures in both cities. A great idea for a book. -- Stephanie Cole, actress, 'Tenko', 'Keeping Mum', 'Coronation Street'
Truly stunning pictures of two of our most beautiful cities. -- Mark Strong, actor, '1917', 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Our Friends in the North'
Wonderfully unique and vivid studies of my vibrant hometown Bristol and its elegant neighbour Bath. -- Stephen Merchant, comedian, actor, TV presenter, director and writer
List of Artists
Emi Lou Holmes
Kieran Luke Naish
Zoe Billboard Gibbons