- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Collins Design (July 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060554886
- ISBN-13: 978-0060554880
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,666,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Illustrator in America: 1860-2000 Paperback – July 8, 2003
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I'm not an art critic, but I love this book. There are several illustrations that I return to again and again. Here are a few of them:
"Leaving Southfield," by Ben Prins. It shows a cop giving a man a ticket next to a sign that reads, "Southfield, the Friendly City."
The cover illustration for "The American Weekly," 1951, by E. Everett Henry. It shows some children playing by the road on a beautiful fall day. Highly evocative of idealized Americana.
The Coca-Cola advertising illustration, 1922, by Irving Nurick. It shows a young woman sitting in a hammock at night. Intriguing.
"The Art Director," by Robert Fawcett, 1951. This funny illustration shows a cynical-faced boss looking at a painting done by a company employee. He's not impressed.
There are too many great illustrations to list, but I'll note one final illustration as one of my favorites. It's James Bingham's illustration of the Perry Mason story for the Saturday Evening Post, 1958. It shows a man in a trench coat at the top of a curved set of stairs. He's saying good night to a woman. The purples, blues, and yellows are super.
If you like black-and-white illustrations, check out "A Celebration of Humanism and Freethought," by David Allen Williams. It's full of rare 19th century engravings opposite selections of poetry and prose.Read more ›