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Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s Paperback – August 19, 2011
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The style, well, is 60s and the variety comes from the different human subjects featured and the colours. The reproduction of the paintings are good. There's a very nice textural look to them. What strikes me immediately besides the style is the use of masterful composition. The examples on composition are good enough for me to recommend this book even to lifestyle photographers who haven't any interest in paintings -- there's plenty to learn from seeing.
This book should be very nostalgic for anyone working in the design industry during those times. It provides a very interesting glimpse into the the 60s pop culture.
Having worked in magazine publishing back then I was familiar with many of these wonderful illustrators. I was a big fan of Bernie Fuchs and David Roach mentions in his intro that Al Parker was a great influence in the forties and fifties (especially with his mother and daughter paintings for the covers of the Ladies' Home Journal) and Fuchs was a similar inspiration for many illustrators in the sixties, he gets ten works in the book with a stunning spread on pages 326-327.
I estimate the book has the work of over two hundred illustrators, and plenty from unnamed artists. Lynn Buckham has the most then good showings for Joe Bowler, Joe DeMers, Eric Earnshaw, Frank Haseler, Michael Johnson, Brian Sanders, Herb Tauss, Andy Virgil, Coby Whitmore and Walter Wyles. Oddly the great Austin Briggs only gets one. There are several illustrations from teenage weeklies that I would have left out. They are uncredited fashion and spot illustrations of no particular merit especially when compared to the artists whose work fill up most of these pages.
The book's production is excellent and very similar to the Taschen thick, chunky soft cover titles (in fact Taschen published the Fiell's Decorative Art series).Read more ›
The 1960's gave us a fresh new look and approach to illustration and professional advertisement art. As with the revolutionary cultural rifts of the time, the freedom of expression, dynamic compositions, raw edged brush lines, exciting colors, and dramatic story telling is all here in these evocative illustrations. In today's airbrushed, super-fantasy realism we see in the form of advertisement and illustration, it is so exciting and refreshing to see the quality and power of advertisement and illustrative artists of the past! The figurative aspect of the era is beautifully represented here showing the drama and tension aligned with beauty of the everyday situations of our culture. The often narrative illustrations of contrast, mass, light, color, and form are all here and the captivating forms of the figures and expressions are beautiful. I wish that advertising and illustration schools would appreciate these particular skill sets which seem to be vacant in many of today's educational institutions. There is freedom of line, openness of space and wonderful contrasts throughout these illustrations. They not only take me back to an era I grew up with of which I can verify these illustrations with vivid validation, but they offer me an inspiration over and over again as a professional artist.
The book is a dense heavy book, packed with full color illustrations on every page. the cover is stiff-high gloss and seems to be a hybrid between a hard cover and a soft, with an stiff gloss inside cover that lines the inside flap of the outer cover - all one piece.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book arrainges the artwork in cronological order by year and in most cases lists the artist and source publication. Read morePublished 20 months ago by RJ
I wanted this book since I first saw it but the price for this book has skyrocketed for a reason I've been too lazy to investigate. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jason McLellan
If you love looking at the 60's Illustrators like I do, then this book is the buy of a life time. Packed with great art from start to end and at 576 pages it is a true bargain. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Barry Brandon
A very complete ilustaradores sellecion of the great all these years, the quality is good matrial bibrante resembled him color management of those years. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by cesar fernandez
This is both a great bit of reference and a nostalgic look back at the advertising market in the 60s. Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Cerberus
Lifestyle Illustrations of the 60s (sic) is a colorful book, but for a volume purporting to be an historical view of magazine illustration in '60s Britain, there is too much... Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Mr Bryn Havord
the book is a collection of magazine illustrations form 1960 to 69, I wish it was a little larger, and had a few more images from the late 60's but over all I really liked itPublished on December 28, 2012 by Tim
Wow - this is a monster of a book. Apart from the foreword by Rian Hughes, the Introduction by David Roach and a couple of pages of short artist biographies, the entire book is... Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Carmen