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Product Details

  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456491911
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456491918
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 7.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,753,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Doug Allen is an illustrator by training, having graduated from NYC's School of Visual Arts, and whose appreciation of James Dean led him to this long contemplated project. He was born in Massachusetts and moved to New York as a teen and now resides NJ with his wife. He developed a love of art and of writing. In the late 1970's he became fascinated with the talent that was James Dean. He has maintained a deep interest in Dean over several years and in returning to the question of what might this uniquely talented actor have brought to the world had he lived on. Mr. Allen's desire was to one day bring a fresh approach to the subject and feels this book of interracting poems and illustrations achieves that. His long desire to honor the memory of the brightly talented flame that was James Dean came to fruition with the creation of 'James Dean: Words and Images'. It is his hope that this book will have meaning and value for today's generation that can look back at another time and to a man who for so very brief a moment strode across destiny's landscape and left us waiting and wanting more. Like the era we sentimentalize and the red jacketed figure we can't forget, Doug Allen's desire is that we see him yet once more in an illustrative and poetic light. For Doug, the lure, the mystique and the spectre of Jimmy Dean persist and calls to us even now.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Timothy on May 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is creative and interesting. The artist/author captured the essence of Dean and the era. The fun facts and poetry are beautifully written. If you are a member of James Dean's fan club, and even if you are not, this book is for you. I am looking forward to future work from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Duane on January 2, 2012
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I ordered this book to add to my collection of James Dean books and immediately returned it. The art work is a collection of poorly rendered imitations of iconic James Dean photographs and should be credited as "after _____" (which ever photographer was plagiarized). The text was mostly drivel--sentimental doggerel but not nearly as offensive as the art.
Bottom line however, the various photographers (or their estates) should demand this book be pulled from circulation for copyright violations. This book is an example of the kind of garbage that will ultimately pollute the book market as a result of the ease of self publishing!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By debbie on May 8, 2011
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This book has the best drawings! It is so well written. Being a big fan of James Dean, I have read every book out there and this book is so refreshing. It has a unique perspective. Highly recommended for everyone-especially James Dean fans. It's a MUST for your James Dean collection.
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