The Art of Smallfilms: The Work of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin

The Art of Smallfilms: The Work of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin
Library Shelf Location 30.TRUN
Publication Date 2014

Working from a farmyard in Kent, Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin produced some of the best-loved childrens’ television of the 1960s and 1970s, including Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor The Engine and Noggin The Nog. This book presents the Smallfilms archive — the puppets and cut-outs from these series, along with insights into how they were made. It’s a book full of pipe cleaners, cotton wool, wire and ping-pong balls, and celebrates the imagination and ingenuity of two brilliant artists who shaped the childhoods of a generation.

“Jonny Trunk has taken the astonishingly thorough archive of Smallfilms… and presented it as one would a collection of artefacts in an exhibition detailing some much-admired 20th century art movement, like Fluxus or Dada. The Smallfilms sacred relics repay his trust in them, and our repeated viewings.”

Stewart Lee, from his introduction

ISBN 9781909829022
Quantity 1
Pages 304 pages; 26 x 28 cm
Author Jonny Trunk
Format Hardback
Publisher Four Corners Books, London
Related Artists Oliver Postgate, Peter Firmin
Categories Animation/Cartoons/Comics/Graphic Novels, Film and Artists' Moving Image

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