First edition, first printing. Very good oblong format paperback. Black and white illustrations of many of the 60 paintings shown at the 1951 Festival of Britain. Artists include Michael Ayrton, Francis Bacon, Prunella Clough, Lucian Freud, Patrick Heron, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon, L.S. Lowry, Ben Nicholson, Vincent Pasmore, John Tunnard and Keith Vaughan.
Author James, Philip (provides foreword)
Publisher Arts Council