There's a New Year hint of Charleston in the air, and I would recommend this wonderful book to anyone interested in both its location, and work.
If you are unaware of the Charleston dynasties; Virginia is Quentin Bell's daughter; and Quentin was the son of Clive and Vanessa. Sadly QB died the year before the book was published; hence Virginia's kind dedication.
Pissed - The ukulele band gave a “spirited” performance and won over the local crowd quite magnificently I was on the door , selling raffle tickets and window pa...
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I have the book without dedication. I never cared for the kids. Sorry, Angelica......ReplyDelete
She's fine. Julian and Cressida I know not!ReplyDelete
more.....I also have the DVD's of an interview of Duncan, done by Quentin. It was interesting that they considered themselves 'decorators' as well as painter's. Maybe it is from the Omega days. A recently discovered Roger Frye decorated china cabinet was just sold in France last year and is now in the states.ReplyDelete
Woops. You're talking about DG's daughter etc. I thought you meant QB's kids!ReplyDelete
The purchase of almost anything Bloomsbury or Omega Workshop MUST be a wise investment. Oh to find a missing piece!ReplyDelete
I was at Charleston this past Spring. It was not at all what I expected. VERY rustic. No wonder they spent so much time abroad painting.ReplyDelete
This book is right up my alley. I'm adding it to my library list right now. Thanks, Cro.ReplyDelete
Warm and woolly wishes to you and yours for 2011! xx
Cro, Omega is almost impossible to authenticate as nothing was signed. It was cheap, decorated goods for the "people". Most broke or fell apart.ReplyDelete
Easy to fake too. Cheaper that way!ReplyDelete
Jim. Charleston is part of my life. A friend even looked after DG in his final days. Yes a ramshakle house but wonderful too. We like that in Sussex.ReplyDelete
I thought your art had a smack of Bloomsbury to it.ReplyDelete
I would love to hear stories of your Charleston knowledge.
I love this book and the visit to the house that I made some years ago, it reminded me of my childhood home, which was similarly shabby and individually decorated. My father was a great one for painting and decorating walls and furniture. When I was first married we had a stainless steel Pither stove like the one in Duncan's studio and so regret no longer having it. And don't get me started on the joys of owning a walled garden and a good sized pond! (I'm not the sort to put stones in my pockets.)ReplyDelete