William Heath Robinson
ISBN10: 1857936043 ISBN13: 9781857936049 Contributors: Robinson, W. Heath Publisher: Trafalgar Square Published: Apr 1 1995 Pages: 151 Weight: 1.75lbs. Height: 12.25" Width: 9.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) dreamed of a romantic life as an itinerant landscape painter. Instead, he remained in North London and became the greatest comic draughtsman of the century, and one of those rare individuals whose names have entered the language as adjectives. Although his name is now synonymous with any complicated, ramshackle mechanical apparatus for doing something relatively simple, the true Heath Robinson contraption was thought out with a child's solemn logic, executed with a craftsman's care, and accompanied by the ultimate in deadpan captions.