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I Know Where I'm Going: A Guide to Morecambe & Heysham

I Know Where I'm Going: A Guide to Morecambe & Heysham
Library Shelf Location ABC-LIND
Publication Date Oct 2003
Description

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email archive@balticmill.com for an appointment or see staff.

I Know Where I'm Going is a collaborative book by writer Michael Bracewell and artist Linder. It functions as a gazetteer for the Heysham and Morecambe coast, once described on a Victorian postcard as 'The Naples of the North'. Whilst investigating and illustrating how a landscape can recollect its own past with a particular regional intensity, this book is also concerned with how our experience of the future can be discovered through history. A key section in the book looks at the now semi-derelict Midland Hotel, built overlooking Morecambe Bay and considered to be one of the most important Art Deco buildings in Britain. Constructed in 1933, the ocean-liner shape of Oliver Hill's breathtaking designs still retain their sense of sleek modernity - its exterior walls were treated with a mixture of carborundum powder and crushed blue glass which was electrically polished so the whiteness of the building literally glittered in the sun. Then there were the guests; Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, the Earl of Derby and Coco Chanel who, as legend has it, flew up from Cap d'Antibes landing her flying boat on Morecambe Bay. I Know Where I'm Going delivers an invaluable and visually demanding insight into the nature of regional studies from two celebrated creative practitioners.

ISBN 9781870699617
Quantity 1
Pages 96 Pages
Author Michael Bracewell
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Linder
Categories Artists' Books, BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)
Keyword Social history
Related Cities/Regions Lancashire, Morecambe, Heysham
Language English

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