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The spectacular early sci-fi art of Frank R. Paul. Written by David Saunders, with dozens of reproductions taken from original art, sketches, photos, and color preliminary studies, plus covers themselves of early Amazing Stories, Forecast and Superworld. The second feature is a look at the original paintings in the extensive collection of artist Mort Kunstler--an amazing array of work, from a personal favorite, Norman Price (8 works), to Flagg, Flanagan, Pitz, Gibson, Raleigh, Pennell, Abbey, Norman Rockwell (6), Wyeth, Pyle, Leyendecker, Parrish et al.
Normally it's hard to get excited by what one person has put together in their collection. But this is an exception. First, because it was compiled by a major artist himself. Second, the work is absolutely first class, major pieces but by a fascinating variety of illustrators. As mentioned above, Norman Price has always been a favorite of mine. There's never been a book on him, but here we have eight major pieces, all reproduced full page. He was a master of historically accurate story illustrations, with several here from the wonderful Tales of Shakespeare, an oft-overlooked illustrated book of the 1930s.
Kunstler also includes a few of his own works, in his oeuvre of historical illlustration. And you can get a taste of the work of Henry Raleigh, who will is the subject of an entire book from Auad Publishing. If you recall the wonderful book Illustrating Modern Life: The Golden Age of American Illustration from the Kelly Collection this is on the same level of superb, top notch artwork. All reproduced from the original paintings and illustrations.
The final feature looks at the artwork of the Waud Brothers and the Development of the Pictorial Press During the Civil War. Original drawings highlight their work conveying the battles of the war, rushed out to the public in the form of newspaper art. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.
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Item Code IL54 Publisher Illustrated Press Publish Date 2016 ISBN 07447056540654 Binding Magazine Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 96pg Color Full Color
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