A selection of scans direct from the pages of 'Candour', a small book inspired by the travel writings of G.W. Manby, who journeyed around South Wales and published 'An Historic and Picturesque Guide from Clifton, Through the Counties of Monmouth, Glamorgan and Brecknock, With Representations of Ruins, Interesting Antiquities, & c. & c.’ in 1802.
The 5 x 4 prints were ‘tipped’ onto the pages of the book. The design on the cover and the end pages were taken from maps of the time and transformed by graphic designer, Christie Powers. Christie was also responsible for screen-printing the design onto the fabric that was used to create the cover. The books were printed and constructed by Mr R. Prosser, working out of a Newport church.
‘candour’ (n) ‘the quality of being open and honest; frankness’
This work was produced in my married name, Fotheringham.
© Candour 2012
Some lovely images of the book itself, made by Christie Powers: