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    Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 masterpiece unfolds among the rigidly intolerant Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony, where Hester Prynne is condemned to wear the scarlet letter as a badge of shame. Deluxe hardcover  with gold-embossed cover and 31 full color plates. Hugh Thomson at his peak was as popular as Rackham and Dulac, doing many notable signed & numbered vellum-covered books in the same years before World War I, during the Golden Age of Illustration. Learn More

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    Dating from the 12th century, this tale of a star-crossed romance between a Cornish knight and an Irish princess is rooted in Celtic legend and French poetry. Tristan's heroic exploits win Iseult as a bride for his uncle, King Mark. But during their sea voyage to Mark's kingdom, Tristan and Iseult unknowingly drink a love potion that arouses their passion for each other and raises irresistible challenges to their loyalty and honor. Learn More
  3. IT MUST BE ART Big O Poster Artist of The 1960s and 70s

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    Throughout the 1960s and 70s, London-based Big O Posters helped define the new and democratic art medium of the psychedelic poster, a vehicle for rebellion against the old order that went hand in hand with the music, literature, and film of the time. This is a comprehensive collection of works published by Big O artists, astonishingly creative folks whose artistry developed almost completely outside the influence of the art establishment. With 300 images by 19 artists, including Rodney Matthews, Mati Klarwein, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Robert Venosa, Wayne Anderson, Jim Burns, Vali Myers and--surprise--Virgil Finlay! Learn More

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    Right up to the roaring twenties and avante-garde pochoir illustrations. Before the invention of photography, the fashion-conscious public relied on illustrations in magazines to follow the latest developments in style and ensure they were dressed for High Society in every season. These illustrations became an art form in themselves, as key publications—and their taste-making illustrators—defined the looks of each era, featuring beautiful women--and some men--in the latest cutting-edge fashions. Learn More
  5. REDON

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    This Taschen artbook explores the work of the Symbolist painter, Odilon Redon (1840-1916). Called "The Prince of Deams," he was an inspiration to artists like Sidney Sime and writers like Lord Dunsany, breaking out of Victorian academic art and offering worlds of fantasy, monsters and eroticism. Full text by the author accompanies the color reproductions. Includes a time line of his life and a bibliography. Learn More
  6. SEPARATE CINEMA The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art

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    This magnificent volume is a celebration of the first 100 years of black film poster art. A visual feast, these images recount the diverse and historic journey of the black film industry from the earliest days of Hollywood to present day. Accompanied by insightful accompanying text, plus a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and afterword by director Spike Lee. From early independents to 12 Years a Slave, these posters represent a journey: they remind people of the pioneers of the past, those courageous and daring African-American filmmakers, entertainers and artists whose dreams and struggles paved the way. Learn More

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    A visual road trip from Route 66 to Route 666, this rockin’ collection of more than 600 artworks presents the unapologetically fun and undeniably cool spirit of rockabilly and psychobilly. The 55 artists featured here represent a global subculture and are some of today’s best lowbrow and cartoon artists, the de facto styles of the genre. Whether you’re burning for nostalgia or learning more about the phenomenon, this massive collection covers the twisted art of modern rockabilly culture. Learn More

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    A fine all-new illustrated history of science fiction. Using timelines, online links, illustrations, movie posters & well-selected stills, book covers, and more, this amazing new book propels us into the well of modern imagination, from its roots in Frankenstein, through Verne, H.G. Wells, the late gothic and weird horror of Lovecraft to the mass market Pulps. Then a new generation of writers (Bradbury, Bloch, Asimov, Philip K. Dick), television and film, right up to the present day. Learn More
  9. ABC An Alphabet Written & Pictured by Mrs. Arthur Gaskin

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    Authentic to the period, a lovely silkscreened green cloth cover with high-quality paper. This is both typical and atypical 1890s Victorian design. A child's ABC primer originally published in London in 1895 by Elkin Mathews and in Chicago by A. C. McClurg & Co. It was the first book by the Arts and Crafts artist and designer Georgie Gaskin (1866–1934), celebrated for the jewelry she produced with her husband Arthur Gaskin, one of the very important names in the early Arts and Crafts movement. Exquisitely detailed and charming woodcut illustrations and rhymes by Gaskin accompany each letter of the alphabet. Learn More

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    Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals pose vast problems for the artist. How do you go about recreating the anatomy and behavior of a creature we've never seen? How can we restore landscapes long lost to time? And where does the boundary between paleontology—the science of understanding fossils—and artistic license lie? In this outstanding book, Mark Witton shares his detailed paintings and great experience of drawing and painting extinct species. Learn More

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