Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist, Hardback Book


W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons.

He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour. Presenting such innovations as the `Zip-Opening Bonnet', the `Duo-car for the Incompatible' and the handy `New Rear Wheel Gear for Turning the Car in One Movement', this volume of Heath Robinson illustrations with commentary by K.R.G.

Browne will appeal to `everybody who is ever likely to drive, be driven in, or get run over by a mechanically propelled vehicle'.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 111 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: The Bodleian Library
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual artists, art monographs
  • ISBN: 9781851244348



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