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Shell Art & Advertising

Shell Art & Advertising provides valuable insights into the development of commercial art in the UK. Featuring a wealth of fascinating images, this original publication will appeal to cultural historians and motoring enthusiasts, as well as fans of Modern British Art.

Shell Art and Advertising by Scott Anthony, Oliver Green and Margaret Timmers

Shell Art & Advertising provides valuable insights into the development of commercial art in the UK.

Publication Information
ISBN: 9781848223783
RRP: £39.95 (UK); $79.99 (US)
Format: Hardback, 208 pages, 270mm x 249mm, 6th September 2021
Photos/Illustrations: 120 colour and 50 b&w illustrations
Subject: Motorsport, People
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
Co-Publisher: Shell Heritage Art Collection
Author: Scott Anthony, Oliver Green and Margaret Timmers. Contributions by Nicky Balfour Penney. Foreword by David Gentleman

Shell Art & Advertising by Scott Anthony, Oliver Green and Margaret Timmers

Shell Brands International and the National Motor Museum Trust hosted collection, the Shell Heritage Art Collection, in association with the publisher, Lund Humphries, are pleased to announce their new publication Shell Art & Advertising.

Written by the authors Scott Anthony, Oliver Green and Margaret Timmers, with contributions by the Shell Heritage Art Collection Manager, Nicky Balfour Penney and a foreword by the artist, David Gentleman, the book will be published on 6th September 2021.

Drawing primarily on the Shell Heritage Art Collection’s extensive poster collection, as well as film, cartoon graphics and guidebooks, this book is the first to present a comprehensive overview of Shell’s artistic heritage.

The key contributions made by some major artists and designers including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Ben Nicholson and Edward McKnight Kauffer are highlighted and beautifully reproduced from original archive material, and broader questions are explored, such as Shell’s position within contemporary debates regarding the aesthetics of ‘Commercial Art’.

By delving into the ways in which Shell’s publicity was conceived, commissioned and disseminated in the 20th century, the authors examine the historical and social contexts of Shell’s advertising and assess the work’s broader cultural significance in shaping an era defined by travel, prosperity and mass democracy.

Shell Art & Advertising provides valuable insights into the development of commercial art in the UK. Featuring a wealth of fascinating images, this original publication will appeal to cultural historians and motoring enthusiasts, as well as fans of Modern British Art.

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