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Franklin Booth: Painter with a Pen Paperback – September 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: Flesk Publications (September 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972375805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972375801
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,309,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Fleskes is the president and publisher of Flesk Publications. His previous books include the two-edition set on the works of Joseph Clement Coll: The Art of Adventure and A Legacy in Line.

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I highly recommend this beautiful book.
John H. Murphy
One of the greatest pen and inkers I've ever seen.
Kenneth Keys
Franklin Booth's illustrations are amazing!
Karen K. Yeung

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karen K. Yeung on May 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Franklin Booth's illustrations are amazing! His compositions are some of the best I've seen. There is a feeling of peace as I flip through the pages of this book. Franklin Booth used a unique approach of using pen lines to depict shades and depth by varying the distance of the lines from one another. At first look I thought it reminded me of a wood engraving, but it is so much more. The best thing about this book is that it is family safe and can be shown to and enjoyed by people of all ages.

I was touched by the passion of the introduction writer Roy Krenkel. Also, the brief biography and foreword written by one of Franklin Booth's students from the late thirties made it obvious how loved Booth was during his lifetime. The combination of illustrations and design allowed the artwork to breath on each page. The selections by the publisher couldn't have been better.

I highly recommend this book to all lovers of fine pen and ink, and to those who enjoy all things beautiful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary Houtz on September 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book. I had to wait until it was reprinted to get a good look at it.
Anyone interested infine illustration and especially pen and ink work will surely be amazed by these works.
The only drawback is that it only covers his black and white work and is therefore incomplete.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John H. Murphy on November 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I'm new to the pen and ink paintings of Franklin Booth. This is a delightful book that can be enjoyed by all ages. The themes range from the fanciful to the sublime. I highly recommend this beautiful book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Stifel on September 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
I first became aware of Franklin Booth through one of many artists whose work he has influenced... Bernie Wrightson.
After being completely swept away by Wrightson's epic, masterful illustrations of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, I sought out Franklin Booth's work. I was somewhat surprised and disappointed at the lack of published volumes of his work! Particularly for such an apparently influential artist.
A search here on Amazon, finally provided the result I was looking for... Franklin Booth: Painter With A Pen. This volume fills in a gap on an extremely talented artist! Examples of his published works, both illustrative and decorative, are plentiful here. Gustav Dore's woodcuts are the most obvious influences in Booth's work, but he takes this form to a fresh, more spontaneous level, with immediacy and energy of line that the flow of pen and ink allows over printmaking. The sureness and complete control of the medium is nothing short of astonishing, and the fact that Booth was a self taught artist truly confirms his artistic genius.
It's also a joy to finally see Roy Krenkel's wonderful, heartfelt introduction in print here! This book will provide hours of enjoyment to any fan or student of art. I highly recommend it!
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