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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Nina", January 14, 2000
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Kristal (Southern California) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Hirschfeld On Line (Hardcover)
I really enjoyed looking through this book. I am absolutely in love with theater and I love seeing how he depicts all of my favorite shows and actors. He's been through the "Golden Age" of theater and has also done so much work for modern entertainment. I also have tons of fun looking for all the hidden "Nina"s. Just in case you might not know what I'm talking about, let me explain. After his daughter was born, Hirschfield began hiding her name in his drawings. The number by his "signiture" indicates the number of "Nina"s in the drawing. "Nina" is also written all in caps. Because of this, this book is not going to be just some ordinary coffee table book that only his fans might check out. It could also be a great deal of amusement for those who like to play the kind of "Where's Waldo" games.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful collection of Hirschfeld's caricatures, May 25, 1999
This review is from: Hirschfeld On Line (Hardcover)
I bought this book as a gift for my husband, and I fell in love with with the book myself. I recently visited the Delaware River Museum and saw my first in-person Hirschfeld line drawing of George C. Scott housed in the museum. Mr. Hirschfeld captures a personality with the stroke of a few lines. This book is wonderful. It has inspired my husband, a professional artist, to study Mr. Hirschfeld's style, and I found my husband doing line drawings yesterday. Packed with 400 drawings and photographs, this is a "must have" book for any Hirschfeld follower.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's All Here..., June 29, 2004
This review is from: Hirschfeld On Line (Hardcover)
Here is the indispensible Hirschfeld book - a must for any fan of his work, or of line in general. From his earliest pieces, all the way through his long career with New York theatre, his work is showcased - and done so through his eyes. Each piece is described by this great artist - his inspirations, methods, and thoughts. I cannot imagine a better way to present his wonderful drawings, and I am so very, very thankful that this collection was printed before his death. Although, yes, the work would show just as beautifully without, his commentary alongside each piece just opens up an entirely new viewpoint. This is a truly timeless book, and I highly recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Gallery; An Extraordinary Career, February 1, 2003
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J. D Suggs (Atlanta, Georgia United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Hirschfeld On Line (Hardcover)
Al Hirschfeld rose above titles like "cartoonist" and "illustrator", and every other tag specifically applied to visual artists who inject design and humor into their work. His intelligent blend of the caricaturist's eye and the designer's sense of the beauty in flat forms add up to an entirely unique contribution to twentieth century popular culture- and a highly influential one. His recent passing at age 99 marks the end of the century that he witnessed and commented upon so wittily and so stylishly. His legions of admirers (and imitators) will be well served by this 1999 book, assembled by the artist himself, with an excellent selection from his career, his invaluable commentary, and a fairly satisying selection of his amazing (and less celebrated) color work. The reproductions are fine here, and the volume is designed and presented well. It can only be hoped that more comprehensive releases and reissues of earlier books are in the near future.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! What a GIFT this man has!, February 25, 1999
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This review is from: Hirschfeld On Line (Hardcover)
Mr. Hirschfield comes up with more creative ideas in one day than most artists come up with in a year+. The history of his life and career is thoroughly enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Over 400 Hirschfeld Drawings And Photographs Many Never Before Collected, July 11, 2008
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Aung Htun (811 Lavina St. Fort Wayne IN 46802-4030) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hirschfeld On Line (Hardcover)
"OVER 400 HIRSCHFELD DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS MANY NEVER BEFORE COLLECTED
Essays by Whoopi Goldberg, Arthur Miller, Mel Gussow, Kurt Vonnegut, Grace Mirabella, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, and Nina!

Commentary by Hirschfeld Throughout.
[from the book of the back cover of the jacket]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hirschfeld 101, March 13, 2007
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Mayor "The Mayor 1" (Westchester Cty. NY) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hirschfeld On Line (Hardcover)
What a joy of a book. Not just the great grafics but very interestng information about the Great Hirschfeld
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb treasure of miraculous drawings, January 17, 1999
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This review is from: Hirschfeld On Line (Hardcover)
There never was, there isn't, and there will never be a magician of line drawings as is Abe Hirschfeld. His capturing of the essence of an individual is almost, if not completely spiritual.This book is completely different than his others. It has commentary by others and drawings never before seen. At least by me. What startles me is the price. It is so inexpensive for the pleasure it will give you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gets 'er done!, April 20, 2014
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Right blend of pictorial and prose content. Thoroughly enjoyable. Don't miss a chance to see the power of a mere drawn line.
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