on June 25, 2012
This has got to be the very best book of Al Hirschfeld's artwork that I have ever seen. It has a lot of the same artwork that was in the Hirschfeld book that I bought earlier this month. It has art from the early days of movies and through the Broadway years and into the television shows of the 1980s. Each page is just great, his art of lines are the best of this type that I know of. It all looks so simple, how dose he do it? And the real kick in the head is that it was only $5.00, it was a $70.00 book in its day.
on January 8, 2014
This book organizes Hirschfeld's work chronologically, so you see an interesting progression of his style, from one that is grand but not all that uncommon to something entirely unique and marvelous. Interesting comments by him about his work at various points add insight to his thinking and artistry. This is a book you can return to many many times.