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Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist W. Heath Robinson

Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist By W. Heath Robinson

Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist by W. Heath Robinson


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Summary

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

Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist Summary

Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist by W. Heath Robinson

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'.

Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist Reviews

"The blend of Robinson's witty illustrations and caustic commentary from the pen of K. R. G. Browne is beguiling. How to be a Motorist was penned for the novice motorist, and whilst some aspects of the book--like the emphasis on male drivers--are outdated, most of its contents remains humorously pertinent today."--Good Book Guide

About W. Heath Robinson

William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 - 13 September 1944) was an English cartoonist and illustrator best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines for achieving simple objectives.

Table of Contents

Contents: Dedication; Introduction; How a Car Works; How to Choose a Car; How to Drive a Car; Maintenance and Simple Repairs; Road Sense and Etiquette; Special Bodies; Accessories; Foreign Touring and Caravan Life; Tailpiece.

Additional information

GOR006577006
9781851244348
1851244344
Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist by W. Heath Robinson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The Bodleian Library
2015-02-20
128
N/A
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