Gary Larson and The Far Side (Great Comics Artists Series)

Kerry D. Soper reminds us of The Far Side‘s groundbreaking qualities and cultural significance in Gary Larson and “The Far Side.” In the 1980s, Gary Larson (b. 1950) shook up a staid comics page by introducing a set of aesthetic devices, comedic tones, and philosophical frames that challenged and delighted many readers, even while upsetting and confusing others. His irreverent,…

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Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALICE DAVIS HITCHCOCK AWARD’Brilliant’ Elain Harwood’Part history, part aesthetic autobiography, wholly engaging and liable to convince those procrastinators sitting (uncomfortably) on the concrete fence’ Jonathan Meades’A learned and passionate book’ Simon Bradley, author of The Railways`A compelling and evocative read, meticulously researched, and filled with insight and passion’ Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture, Royal Academy of ArtsThe…

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The Gritterman

FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 ‘Extraordinary and original’ Raymond Briggs’Sometimes it feels like I might be the only person awake in the whole country. People might find that a lonely thought. Not me…’ As the rest of the world sleeps, the Gritterman goes out to work., Through the wind and the snow. Through the blue-black hours when time…

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