'An exhilarating insight into a whole wealth of artists who shaped Britain in the twentieth century'
Katy Hessel, @thegreatwomenartists and author of 'The Story of Art Without Men'
'This is Tomorrow is the work of an undercover agent – one who has bravely realigned the familiar legacies of British twentieth-century art. Thrilling accounts, forensically investigated, offer behind-the-scenes revelations of artists’ lives, as to how the complexities of the twentieth century impacted on who they were, where they came from, how they thought, worked and lived – it is a fast-moving and compelling read'
Dame Phyllida Barlow
'Bird writes beautifully, researches heftily and thinks creatively around his subject. He makes us look at familiar things anew by his descriptions... It’s a brilliant book, by far the best survey of a period that I’ve read in years'
Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator
'A timely update of the story of British art, packed with contextual material and photographs … Mr Bird gives voice to artists previously sidelined in such historical overviews: Sir Frank Bowling, Lubaina Himid, Mary Kelly, John Latham, Phyllida Barlow…. Mr Bird’s evocative prose keeps us turning the pages, from his immersive introductions that take us back to key moments in history to his pithy descriptions'
Charlotte Mullins, Country Life