"The English Modernists"
"These artists were not just neighbours but close friends and artistic allies for a new, bold approach to art. They formed the "The nest of gentle artists"
Hello, my name is Petra and I made this notebook review. If something is missing or incorrect or if there's a problem, let me know.
Review
This is the brain child of a collaboration between "The School of Life" and "Polite Company" These minimalist notebooks scream at you in a delicately modest and sophisticated way to "think big thoughts". It seems impossible to doodle in a notebook like this that carries the name of a legendary artist on the cover, like a memorial stone. These notebooks are at the opposite end of "Field Notes" where "not" being serious is the artform. You either know your art history and show it to everyone, or you feel completely inadequate to own them, but still admire them from a distance.
Barbara Hepworth was a sculptor. So was Henry Moore. And they might have added Ben Nicholson simply to confuse culturally untouched people, because he's a painter.  Well, no, he was part of the group too. These artists formed the artistic Avant Garde in a 1930s London, right before the second world war. Critic and historian Herbert Read called their group "a nest of gentle artists" because Hepworth, Moore and Nicholson lived close to each other  in Hampstead, which is a bit north of the London city center, today an area where an artist wouldn't even be able to afford a toothbrush. They would vacation to together and publish a manifesto called "Circle", the International Survey of Constructive Art". Nicholson said "I do like these sorts of free creative people. They are alive and vital". Not today they aren't. But this is not how he meant it of course.
The notebook jacket says "It is possible to love the simpler, authentic habits of provincial life and to be a modernist". So I guess this is giving permission to everyone to experience the same kind of controversy. To own these notebooks and madly admire their sophisticated beauty, while simultaneously thinking the English Modernists were writers.
These beautiful studio shots are from Polite Company . (If you meet them, tell them to not sue me for placing them here)
Variations
Almost all notebooks come in variations. This one has spread into featuring all kinds of spiritual, intellectual or political movements and their most famous representatives.
"School of Thought"
English Modernist Notebooks
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
"School of Thought"
Pop Art Notebooks
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
"School of Thought"
Bauhaus Notebooks
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
"School of Thought"
Minimalist Notebooks
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
"School of Thought"
The Pessimists Notebook
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
"School of Thought"
Existentialist Notebooks
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
"School of Thought"
Feminist Notebooks
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
"School of Thought"
Anti-Capitalist Notebooks
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
"School of Thought"
Buddhist Notebooks
Set with 3 notebookspaper-bound12,5 x 17,8 cm4.9" x 7"64 pages each
The School of Life is not offering affiliate marketing, which means  Papyronaut doesn't get a share if you click on the links above and then make a purchase. But on a deserve scale, Alain de Botton should have the full share of the profits so he can live a good life and think more intelligent thoughts.
The School of Life "School of Thought" Profile
All nerdy notebook science facts you need when your paper addiction progresses beyond hope of recovery. In fact, you do need to help in perfecting this profile even more, if that is humanly possible. If you notice, anything, ANYTHING, please add a comment below or use the intercom.
Created by "The School of Life", part of the series "School of Thought"

Creators
•Apica•Delfonics•Field Notes Brand•Leuchtturm1917•Midori•Moleskine•Mossery•Navucko•Paperways•Postalco•Rhodia•Stalogy•The School of Life•Word.

Series
•"School of thought"•"B6+ Paperback"
Set of 3 notebooks with blank, ruled and graph paper, otherwise empty

Purposes
•Blank Notebook•Journal/Diary•Calendar•Bullet Journal•Special form

Features
•opens flat•fountain pen safe•detachable sheets•back pocket•numbered pages•table of content•1 bookmark ribbon•2 bookmark ribbons•bookmark sown in•narrower bookmark•enclosure rubber•decorative sticker•archive stickers
B6

Sizes
•A7/Micro•B7/Passport•Pocket•A6•Personal•B6/Slim•B6•B6+•Classic Slim•Cahier•A5/Bullet Journal•B5/Composition•A4•Letter•A3

Page counts
•48 pages•64 pages•121 pages•123 pages•192 pages•200 pages•240 pages
Portrait format, side bound

Formats
•portrait•landscape

Bindings
•side bound•top bound•cloth binding•wire binding•thread binding•loose papers•2 staples•3 staples•mesh binding
Soft cover, available in 27 different colors, in sets of 3

Cover types
•soft cover•hard cover

Colors
•black•white•grey•brown•beige•red•green•blue•yellow•pink•purple•aquamarin•olive/khaki
Set always has 1 blank, 1 ruled, 1 graph, not fountain pen suited

Paper types
•blank/plain paper•lined/ruled paper•graph/grid paper•dotted paper•special form

Weights
•80g/m²•100/m²•120/m²•unknown
Share
Share this page with other humans (planet Earth only)
Comments
Please let us (and by us I mean me) know what you think about this notebook. Or possibly share a link to a photo of a page from your preferred personal notebook. Thanks you.