Informal Beauty

The Photographs of Paul Nash


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Simon Grant


Informal Beauty explores the photographic works of Paul Nash (1889-1946), one of the most significant British artists of the 20th century. Best known for his evocative paintings of war-ravaged landscapes and his quasi-Surrealist visions of the English countryside, Nash was also a consummate photographer, who believed that the camera could reveal aspects of the world that the painter could not. Beginning in 1930, he regularly experimented with photography, working with a No. 1A pocket Kodak series 2 camera. Including a highly informative contextual essay by Simon Grant, Informal Beauty explores the experimental nature of Nash’s output and the intensity and power of his photographic vision.

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Weight 444 g
Dimensions 15.9 x 20.1 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 21 March 2017
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.9 x 20.1 cm
Weight 444 g


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Simon Grant is editor of TATE ETC magazine and coeditor of Picpus magazine.