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Reginald Heade is renowned amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors as the pre-eminent British pulp fiction cover artist of the 1940s and 1950s. His beautifully-rendered, erotically-charged depictions of a parade of sexy, scantily-clad young virgins and vixens – the so-called "Heade Women", are near-legendary amongst lovers of classic pin-up art. This encompasses the famous Hank Janson novels, dozens of other outstanding pin-up style and erotic covers, plus his less-well-known but equally exceptional work for adult hardback fiction dustjackets, children’s books and periodicals.
It even includes a selection of the pieces he produced at the end of his life under the alternative name Cy Webb. The original books on which they appeared are now highly-sought-after rarities – in some cases, only a handful of copies are known still to survive.
In the lavishly-illustrated The Art of Reginald Heade, packed with hundreds of superb color and black-and-white images, noted researcher Stephen James Walker presents the most comprehensive overview ever published of Heade’s life and work.
This is a glorious celebration of the artist’s work, and an absolutely essential addition to the bookshelves of anyone with a taste for classic pin-up and book cover artwork.
Personal Note: My number one want these days are these vintage covers by Heade. They are simply superb, and rarely seen here in the U.S. So this book, which was shown to me by a fellow paperback collector, blew me out of the water. Not only does it feature most or all of Heade's finest covers, but it includes TONS of material that even his most devoted fans have NEVER BEFORE SEEN. Imported from England--I believe we may currently be the only U.S. source for this.
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Item Code ARRHH Publisher Telos Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781845831158 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 168pg Color Full Color
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