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Artists' Homes

Live/Work Spaces for Modern Makers

Tom Harford Thompson

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An intimate look at the interiors, lifestyles and houses belonging to a wide range of artists and makers


In Artists’ Homes, writer and photographer Tom Harford Thompson presents some thirty individual, eccentric houses and workspaces, from a music producer’s studio in Hackney to an eco-warrior’s treehouse on the Sussex Downs. His evocative photographs show how our live/work spaces, whether a tumbledown cottage, a country farmhouse or a reclaimed factory, are beautiful because of the lives we live in them. With work no longer separate from home life, we see how these artists function in the homes that inspire them, pursuing the life creative.

Among the artists and craftspeople featured are Billy Childish, co-founder of the Stuckist art movement; Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher, founding members of Crass and creative partners who set up their home and studio as an ‘anarchist-pacifist open house’ (Dial House, in Essex); music producer Liam Watson of the famed London studio Toe Rag; vintage motorcycle dealer Ian Hatton, of cult shop Verralls; vintner Peter Hall of Breaky Bottom Vineyard, one of the first wineries in the UK; and many more.

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 350

Publication date: 27 September 2018

ISBN: 9780500021323

Contents List

Billy Childish • Jonny Hannah • Peter Hall • Lisa Smallpiece • Sarah Walton • Viv & Ben English • Anthony & Lori Inglis-Hall • Carolyn Trant • Chris Lewis • Patrick Hall • James Mitchell • Hamish Black • Tom Reeves • Hamish McKenzie • Steve Turner • Liam Watson • Ian Hatton • Penny Rimbaud & Gee Vaucher • Alan Dodd • Daniel • John & Diana Morley • Thomas & Angel Zatorski • Steve Lowe • Corina Fletcher • Mark Wilson • Robert Hayward • Alison Morris

About the Author

Tom Harford Thompson is an interiors writer and photographer. His work has featured in both the Guardian and Art Review.