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Read online Heath Robinson's Great War: The Satirical Cartoons.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Heath Robinson's Great War: The Satirical Cartoons Heath Robinson is Britain s Gadget King master of the art of creating madcap contraptions that made use of ropes weights and pulleys to perform relatively simple tasks from wart removal to peeling potatoes Although he trained as a painter and also worked as a book illustrator Robinson developed his forte with drawings of gadgets that parodied the absurdities of modern life A true cartoonist Robinson had a way of getting at the heart of the matter while simultaneously satirizing it mercilessly He became a household name in Britain and his popularity continues today with plans to build a museum in London to share with a new generation the story of his life and work .

With i Heath Robinson s Great War i the cartoonist lampoons the German army and the hardships of war What better antidote to the threat of popular German propaganda than drawings of the Huns disabling the British army not with mustard gas but laughing gas In high demand among British civilians Robinson s WWI panels also provided respite to thousands of troops many of whom sent the cartoonist letters suggesting future subjects or simply expressing their appreciation .

A side splittingly funny collection from the man whose absurd beautiful drawings H G Wells claimed give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world this book make a perfect gift for anyone looking to have a laugh at our complicated and increasingly mechanical modern life by W. Heath Robinson

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Heath Robinson's Great War: The Satirical Cartoons
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Number of Pages:160
Category:Humor, History
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No description available, No description available, Here is a splendid treasury the definitive volume of the comic fantasies of the great English artist William Heath Robinson whose name passed into the English language during his lifetime In America we have the Rube Goldberg devices in England they call them Heath Robinson contraptions p Robinson s elementary mechanical world is brilliant and arcane those ancient wooden cogwheels intricate pulleys fragile gantries ingenious tunnels magnets and steam kettles kept on boil by a lighted candle or two the whole enterprise held together by knotted string and operated by intensely serious workmen with a sprinkling of soberly top hatted company directors in charge p p This distinguished volume of Robinson s dazzling genius covers the whole field of his comic work in peace and war from his first mocking anti German propaganda in the First World War down to the Second during which he died Turning these delightful pages one has exactly the feeling of H G Wells who wrote to Heath Robinson in Your absurd beautiful drawings give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world p p Robinson s world will enchant everyone and for all time so long as machines remain machines and human beings need reminding that that is all they are p, Uncle Lubin attempts to rescue his nephew who has been abducted by the horrid Bag bird