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BREATHLESS HOMICIDAL SLIME MUTANTS The Art of the Paperback

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BREATHLESS HOMICIDAL SLIME MUTANTS The Art of the Paperback

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Recommended. By Stephen Brower. The art and impact of the paperback is celebrated in this engrossing overview, beginning with the very first paperbacks of the late 1930s, and the golden age of the 1940s-60s. Here is every genre, from early science fiction originals to teenage gang novels, classics, war, crime, urban drama, westerns, historical adventure, swashbucklers. From Perry Mason to Catcher in the Rye, from the erotic Justine to Robert Heinlein's The Day After Tomorrow.

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The art and impact of the paperback is celebrated in this engrossing overview, beginning with the very first paperbacks of the late 1930s, and the golden age of the 1940s-60s. Here is every genre, from early science fiction originals to teenage gang novels, classics, war, crime, urban drama, westerns, historical adventure, swashbucklers. From Perry Mason to Catcher in the Rye, from the erotic Justine to Robert Heinlein's The Day After Tomorrow.

Featuring covers and introductions to each genre, this focuses on the history, design and the influence of the paperback book on Western literary tastes. Visually dynamic and loaded with arresting facts, this is a revealing look at this once-maligned format. Cover by Norman Saunders. Includes short artist biographies, from Avati, Belarski, Gregg and Gross, to Maguire, Jonas and Stanley.
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Item Code BREAT
Publisher Universe
Publish Date 2010
ISBN 9780789318046
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 5x9
# Pages 304pg
Color Full Color
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