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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Edward Bawden's house

So beautiful photographed by Roy Hammans. He says this :

"In December 1989, Olive Smith asked me if I would photograph the interior of Edward Bawden's house in Saffron Walden, Essex, following his death on November 21st, aged 87. I had never met Edward, but admired his style, his imagination and the skilled craftsmanship he brought to his artwork in a variety of visual media. I agreed instantly.

From the outside, his house was an unprepossessing Edwardian semi-detached in a quiet street in Saffron Walden, Essex, that gave little clue to the treasures within. Every room held visual delights - not least of which were the variety of wallpapers, some designed by Bawden - and the collection of prints, paintings and drawings, furniture and pottery that filled every available space."

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