Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is now firmly one of the most popular artists of his period. "Eric Ravilious: Imagined Realities" includes illustrations of many previously unpublished paintings, including a number from private collections, as well as surveying his other artistic activities. The text draws on many letters and other documents, again previously unpublished, and is the most comprehensive account of Revilious' career ever published. It also attempts to position Ravilious in relation to English art of his time, and more recent critical and cultural issues.
Dr Alan Powers writes and lectures on twentieth-century art, architecture and design. He has been a guest curator at Kettles Yard and the Design Museum, and is a Professor in Architecture and Cultural History at the University of Greenwich in east London. He is also a watercolour painter and a printmaker. Dr Powers was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2008.