Saturday, 31 December 2011

Progress Visualised

After looking at yesterday's post, my brother reminded me of Osbert Lancaster and the town he invented called Drayneflete. Lancaster made detailed drawings of this imaginary place, chronicling how it changed through the ages:

As well as illustrating his own fictional town, Lancaster also made drawings showing what he thought might have become of other artists' fictional places:

These pictures all come from a catalogue by John Murray, produced to coincide with an exhibition of Osbert Lancaster's work a year or two ago. It is a lovely book and well worth searching out on Abebooks.

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