The book of the successful and unique “Wainwrights in Colour” project by Andy Beck is now available. It features all of the 214 Lakeland Fells and all of the 1500+ watercolour sketches which Andy has produced to complete this body of work. Andy details the differences in the scenes from how they were when A.W. illustrated them in his guides.
UPDATE: The Book was launched on 5th May 2017. The book will now have a one off print run of only 5000 copies, there will be no following print run. The books are selling fast so make sure that you purchase your copy now. ALL of the sketches from the project feature in the book.
360 pages in full colour 33cm x 22cm Printed and produced in UK
includes a 17 minute DVD on how Andy completed just one of the fells in this major undertaking.
Each fell is featured and is illustrated with all of the sketches and short descriptive notes.
The books retails at £39.00
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Because of the expense of self-publishing such a full colour book we are going to produce a standard limited run of the book of only 5000 copies. Don’t expect to find them at a discounted rate online….that will not happen. Even though the book is listed on certain online retailers I am only currently supplying copies to local independent shops (see below).
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Andy brings to life the Wainwright sketches. The book is obviously comprehensive given the challenge he set for himself. But it is a beautiful book to visit time and again as you seek your favourite fells and enjoy seeing them in accomplished paintings. His personal notes add another layer of interest for the reader.
Recently received my Wainwrights in Colour Book from artist Andy Beck and was very pleased with my purchase. Beck probably doesn't realise the enormity of his project and the pure quality of it. This book will go down in history as a classic collection of paintings and illustrations.
I wasn't disappointed when I received my Wainwrights in Colour book. I am thoroughly enjoying dipping in on a regular basis and discovering lots of familiar and many more unfamiliar fells that I hope to see for myself soon. I have always loved Wainwrights original sketches but these bring the fells even more to life!It is an incredible achievement that must have been all consuming.It was also a great pleasure to meet Andy and his wife at the recent Keswick Mountain Festival, what a lovely couple. Many thanks for the book, I will treasure it!
I have been using my dog eared Wainwrights for more than 50 years and always loved the systematic presentation as well as the information and the sheer beauty of them. Andy's book is equally systematically presented and the paintings themselves are wonderful. It is nice to hear his comments on changes since the originals as I sometimes have wondered whether I am in the same place as AW! My Wainwrights will still go into my rucksack but I'll go to the bookshelf for Andy's book before and after my walks.
Love everything about this book - the dedication to detail, the colour, the context, the insights into AW and the wonderfully articulated journey in completing it. I'm a self confessed AW fan - love his pictorial guides (there's always one in the rucksack when I head for the Lakes), this book brings the guides and the hills to life in a different way and also provide a 'bringing together' of the original works in a way that the individual books don't.I could wax lyrical about it for a long time but suffice to say it's a book that I will treasure and take off the shelf on many occasions in the future. Suspect AW would be quietly proud that he'd managed to have such an influence on someone else's life's journey
It is difficult to find superlatives that have not already been used to describe this quite marvellous book. Wainwright's insistence on using handwritten text & hand drawn sketches resulted in a monumental 7 volume work that is unique. These were my bible during my 40 years of fellwalking in the Lake District. I truly consider Andy's The Wainwrights in Colour Book to be a phenomenal work that sits alongside the Pictorial Guides in terms of the obvious dedication that was necessary to create such valuable literature. In terms of quality alone, The Wainwrights in Colour stands apart, being the ideal table top reference book to which I will return after a day's fellwalking. The Pictorial Guides are practical and an essential source of advice and guidance to anyone walking the fells. Andy's book is, to me, an invaluable reference book which reminds me of days spent on the fells in a pictorially ideal way. I find it reassuring that Andy found so much that hasn't changed in the 50 years since the Pictorial Guides were produced, but equally reassured that where changes have occurred Andy's sketches and text have provided the perfect way of recording the up-to-date picture.
The Wainwrights in Colour is an incredible book and fully reflects the passion, effort, enthusiasm and talent that Andy has put into creating a new Lakeland classic. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is the closest anyone has come to matching the scope and depth of AW's pictorial guides and the perfect contemporary companion to the originals.This is a 'Must Have' for any and all Wainwright fans.
This is a fantastic book. Even if it was a standalone book of Lakeland images it would be a collection of stunning images, however the background story and the comparison to Wainwright's sketches add extra dimensions and an infinite amount of extra pleasure. I was so absorbed by the images that I hadn't even noticed the bonus DVD at the back of the book telling the story of the book's creation. I also had the pleasure of hearing Andy speak about this project at the Keswick Mountain Festival and would strongly urge people to go to one of his future talks if the opportunity arises. I absolutely love this book and know I will spend many an hour leafing through its pages in between trips to the fells. Thank you Andy!
This has pride of place on our coffee table, in our conservatory where I can look at it easily and show my friends. This truly is a most beautiful publication, a must have for any lover of Wainwright and The Lakes, so proud and so happy for Andy, congratulations, this is a work of art and has been worth the wait, thank you!
When you look to do an homage of such a classic iconic piece of reference the final article has a history to live up to. The print quality was always going to be magnificent and the artistic licence and presentation is of the highest standard expected of Andy Beck. However the real triumph and ultimate accolade for this work is the meticulous time and logistical planning that went into the project. The book screams of many days spent walking, researching, sketching and reproducing wainwrights’ work. I am sure any lakes enthusiast will love this tome and it may well be the Lakeland reference of future walking generations.
What a stunning book, a privilege to own (a birthday gift from my wife)and surely an heirloom. Andy Beck's vision, years of endeavours on the fells and at his easel, his meticulous detail, and for keeping us aware of the development of the project deserve the highest praise. For me after over forty five years of Wainwright's the book is the best complement to AW. Recommendation: buy a copy before the are (soon) all gone.
A ten-year endeavour made good. In the creation of this book, Andy has not only produced his finest work of art, but has also demonstrated what can be achieved when you put your mind to it . Such an achievement can only be attained through passion, dedication and determination. This is more than a book, it is an adventure pursued, the summit of an epic climb... made solo!The Wainwrights in Colour will endure.Well done, Andy.
Incredible. A true work of art. This is a beautiful book perfect for our coffee table. I find myself picking it up at quiet moments and just enjoying a few pages. Well done Andy - a real labour of love.
On the following link: http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/leisure/15336557.Wainwright__39_s_world_turned_into_colour/
The Wainwrights in colour, a stunning book in both content and artwork, it shows 10 years dedication by artist Andy Beck, the amount of detail is unbelievable, worth every penny , a book I will treasure.
"The Wainwrights in colour" is a beautiful book, full of fascinating information about Wainwright and the Lakeland fells. Perfect for dipping into when you need a relaxing break with a good cuppa. Open it at random; it's a real treasure trove!
Wow, what a beautiful book, a work of art in book form. What an achievement. Top quality. A must for any lovers of the Wainwright books, and will also appeal to other folk who love paintings of mountains as well. I also bought one for my dad, who is just going to love it, now being in his late seventies, and not able to do the hills any more, this will bring back some great memories.
A marvelous book...adds life to the wonderful Wainwright sketches. Two men of amazing talent. We will treasure this wonderful book.
Waited several years for this book well worth the wait. Brings back memories of using the Wainright Guides on my days in the hills I am sure Wainwright would have given his nod of approval. A must for all who love the Lakes. Well done Andy a great achievement
What a truly exceptional Book a must for anyone interested in the fells and is a great addition to my library. The pictures are stunning and is a reflection of your dedication in your work. I am enjoying reading it whilst comparing to the Black and White pictures and imagining the route taken to get the exact position.