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Sand and Sea
by John Stedman

ISBN: 978 185022 191 3
210x200 - 48 pages

John Stedman is Cornish born & bred; as a boy he lived by the seashore at Mawgan Porth. walking the beaches and exploring the coves by canoe. Since then he has never lived far from the sea and it remains an absorbing passion.

He has been a professional photographer for many years and his very individual photographs have earned him a growing reputation. His images reflect a deep love for his native land and an awareness of its rich diversity and abundant beauty.

The images range from Mounts Bay under snow, St Ives in mist, Porthcurno beach, Newlyn harbour, Constantine bay, the Camel estuary, Padstow, to detailed studies of pebbles, rock, wavelets, sandlines, clouds and sunsets.

These are quality images of many of the places and details that holidaymakers and locals alike have noticed and wondered at. Full colour throughout.

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Every Corner was a Picture - 3rd edition
by George Bednar

ISBN: 978 185022 192 0
210x147mm - 40 pages

This unique, scholarly, little book is invaluable for collectors, art historians, galleries and all who are interested in the Newlyn School of Artists.

The checklist gives dates of 150 Newlyn artists' births and deaths, indications of the date when an artist either exhibited a picture from a Newlyn address, or with Newlyn in the title, or inscribed a date on a picture of Newlyn or is known to have visited Newlyn between 1880 and 1900.

Much of the material gives brand new information.

At last, the definitive listing of the Newlyn School Artists – a great achievement!
Christopher Wood (1941-2009)

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Under the Open Sky
by Catherine Wallace

ISBN: 978 185022 168 5
230x200mm - 100 pages

Revised edition, including index.

Under the Open Sky is a short and wonderfully illustrated, introductory guide to the artists of Newlyn and Lamorna 1880-1940. It describes the artistic life of the Newlyn and Lamorna art colonies and traces the development of the Newlyn School from its inception discussing individual artists and their work and ideas in an historical and artistic context. It tells of the social life in Newlyn for the early artists and discusses the importance of the artists' relationships with one another, the local community and the wider artistic world. Among the artists included are Elizabeth and Stanhope Forbes, Walter Langley, Henry Scott Tuke, Harold Harvey, Lamorna Birch, Dod Procter and others less well-known who nevertheless contributed to create this major school of painters and craftspeople.

The book is well illustrated with examples of the most important of the Newlyn and Lamorna artists' work, taken from the four public collections of the South-west: Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance, the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, Falmouth Art Gallery and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. These four galleries together house an important and significant collection of the artists' work.

The author, Catherine Wallace, gained a wide knowledge of the Cornish art scene when curator of Falmouth Art Gallery in Cornwall for eight years. She is now a freelance consultant and writes about Cornish art for Cornish and national magazines.