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Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants: The Art of the Paperback Paperback – September 7, 2010
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"Packed with worthy representatives from numerous genres, Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants is a visual and visceral feast that provides a compelling introduction to the history of pop art in the 20th century." ~PopMatters.com
About the Author
Steven Heller is co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of its MFA Design Criticism and MFA Interaction Design programs.
Top Customer Reviews
Would love to see a more comprehensive collection by this author. I'm still waiting for a book on just the Dell Map Backs. This will tide me over until then.
Great gift idea for lovers of old paperbacks and illustrative arts.
The thirteen genre chapters almost cover the complete market with a short intro to each though some only have a few covers. 'Lavender liaisons' about the gay women titles only has two; 'Changing world' on social problems has six. Nicely there is a chapter on humor titles, not normally included in books on cover art, with six covers but oddly, considering how comprehensive the book's coverage is there is nothing on cartoon paperbacks, neither individual artists or reprints of cartoons from consumer weeklies or monthlies.
If you are interested in pop culture from the past the book is certainly worth getting but I was slightly disappointed with the production, so four stars. The first thing I noticed was that the paper, a good matt art stock, was a bit too thick for the size of the book and its pages, they made it a bit unwieldy to handle. The other problem was the layout. Frequently spreads had two covers, page size that butted together into the middle, not the best way to show off cover art, they looked too crammed in.Read more ›