This celebration of the South Wales Coalfield is a record of the industry during its last working days. Watercolours and black and white sketches show the life of the mines and the history of the coalfield since its beginnings in the early 19th century through the heyday of "King Coal" when South Wales was the "powerhouse of the empire" to the hardships of the Depression, the post-war rundown and finally the virtual demise of the deep pits. Landscape paintings of the great mines of the coalfield at Big Pit, Taff Merthyr and in the Rhondda are shown alongside details of pit-head gear, working underground, coal-trains and pit ponies. Pictures of the men who worked at the coal face and scenes of their cottages and of the communites above ground, and the landscapes reclaimed by nature as the pits fell silent, pay tribute to a time when the mines were a way of life for many. Captions show the sources of the paintings, and the artist also describes his techniques and working methods.
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Descrizione libro Sutton Pub Ltd, UK, 1997. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Bellamy, David (illustratore). 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Softback 1997 Sutton edition in Near Fine condition with a small bump to the front top right corner of the card cover; 134 pages with many colour paintings by David Bellamy, with text; 9 x 9.75 inches. Codice libro della libreria 011643
Descrizione libro Sutton Pub Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0750915692 This book is shelved in the Art by Artist section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Clean unmarked unread paperback with moderate shelfwear and a bump to one edge. Codice libro della libreria Z0750915692Z3
Descrizione libro Sutton Pub Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0750915692
Descrizione libro Sutton Pub Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-045-29-0131700
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria TT01421936B