For the first time in a generation, the world of Nash’s photographs is revealed in this intimate new book. From images of tree trunks and ploughed fields to lighthouses and haystacks, crumbling stone walls and statuary, rocks and pebbles – as well as of friends and fellow-artists– it shows the complete range of his fascinating photographic work, all taken using a No. 1A pocket Kodak series 2 camera. Including both little-known and previously unpublished photographs, and an essay by author Simon Grant, Informal Beauty explores the experimental nature and intensity of Nash’s photographic vision.
Simon Grant is editor of TATE ETC magazine and co-editor of Picpus magazine. He is the author of In My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today’s Leading Artists, and has contributed to several catalogues on the work of Paul Nash.