Biscuit Tins, 1868-1939: The Art of Decorative Packaging
-- A fascinating book with stunning illustrations throughout
-- Includes the work of artists such as Lucie Mabel Atwell and Owen Jones
-- Written by an expert in the field of decorative art
Biscuit Tins is a fascinating book which documents the decorative, imaginative and frequently beautiful examples of some of the earliest marriages of art and commerce -- a partnership that has evolved into the multi-million dollar industry of packaging and advertising that exists today.
The author brings enormous scholarship to bear on a subject which has remained relatively obscure, despite the fact that it represents one of the first reflections of popular art made available through a mass-produced object. Copies of this classic book sell for as much as $200.00. A reprint is much-needed and has long been awaited.