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Title:Heath Robinson's Great War: The Satirical Cartoons
Format Type:Ebook
Author:W. Heath Robinson
Publisher:Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
ISBN:1851244247
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:160
Category:Humor, History

Heath Robinson's Great War: The Satirical Cartoons by W. Heath Robinson

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

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