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Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens

This book showcases Edward Bawden’s unique illustrations, posters and linocuts of Kew Gardens.

About the book

This delightful book brings together 60 years of artist Edward Bawden’s illustrations, posters and linocuts of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It presents a light-hearted social history of Kew, peopled with the many Hanoverian kings, queen and princes who lived here, as well as famous people who passed through its gates such as the 3rd Earl of Bute, Joseph Banks the botanist, Fulke Greville the poet, as well as the novelist Fanny Burney and scientist William Hooker.

The book features artwork from the recently discovered 1923 mock-up guide to Kew created by Bawden when he was only 20, perhaps the most important work to survive from his student days at the Royal College of Art.

Buy the book

Buy the book today - £20 in the Kew shops and online. Buying through Kew is the only way to obtain a special edition Kew copy of the book, which carries the Kew logo.

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About the authors

Peyton Skipwith is an independent fine art consultant and Brian Webb is a designer and lecturer. They are the authors of Edward Bawden's London (V&A Publishing, 2011) and numerous other publications on British design including titles featuring the work of Eric Ravilious, Paul and John Nash, David Gentleman, Peter Blake and the Curwen Press.

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