Following the rapid sell-out two years ago of his book South Downs Showcase (described by Sussex Life magazine as “a gem, well-researched and beautifully illustrated”), author Peter Beckingham, a Lodsworth, West Sussex resident, is releasing his second book Sussex Showcase: 2000 Years of Great Art from Bignor to Brighton. The follow-up journal is being exclusively launched at the Petworth Literary Festival this October with proceeds going to The Motor Neurone Disease Association’s West Sussex South branch.
Sussex Showcase takes the reader on a visual feast of a journey to see how Sussex has been depicted through many centuries, including by such English Masters as Constable and Turner, as well as famous 20 th century painters like Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious. It also shows how destinations like Brighton, Chichester and Rye have become a beacon for artists, as well as more rural locations like Ditchling. Covering Sussex’s most famous artists, and iconic landmarks from the Downs to Beachy Head and Brighton Pier, the book investigates how the County has made such an impact on art in Britain.
The book is available from mid-October from Petworth Bookshop, priced at £16.99 (postage and packing £3.50) as well as selected bookshops in Chichester, Midhurst, Brighton, Arundel, Steyning, Rye and Eastbourne. Contact [email protected] or call 01798 342082 for more details on how to order.