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Review: 100 Favorite Illustrations From Collier's Magazine: 1898-1914, edited with a foreword by Jeff A. Menges

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Review: 100 Favorite Illustrations From Collier's Magazine: 1898-1914, edited with a foreword by Jeff A. Menges

Rating: 5 stars Click Here to Buy it on Amazon It's been literally months since I've reviewed another book, but today I'd like to share one that I've been dying to review for a while. This book, like many of Jeff Menges' books, is a largely visual volume, but with added historical information that packs a punch, (especially for someone like me, who wants as much information on a topic of interest as he can get.) All in all, a very well balanced volume that is very satisfying to look at. To start with, this book is not, as I...

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Review: Will Bradley's Graphic Art, (New Edition,) Edited by Clarence P. Hornung

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Review: Will Bradley's Graphic Art, (New Edition,) Edited by Clarence P. Hornung

One of the greatest graphic artists of the late 19th century, Will Bradley was a visionary whose work was so unique and spirited that it remains popular today, so it stands to reason that at least one book of his work is in circulation. And it's safe to say that this is one of the best editions in print.

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Review: Poe Illustrated, selected and edited by Jeff A. Menges

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Review: Poe Illustrated, selected and edited by Jeff A. Menges

Rating: 5 stars Click Here to Buy it on Amazon To begin with, I'd like to say that I own many of Jeff Menges' books, and while I love them all, I've been trying not to be too biased in favor of his work, so I've had to pace myself with these reviews. There are many others I'm eager to review next, but it may not be for a while, as I have many other books I'd like to review as well. Needless to say, this is another book of his that I really enjoyed, not only for the expertise...

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Review: The Best of Charles Dana Gibson, edited with a biography and introduction by Woody Gelman

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Review: The Best of Charles Dana Gibson, edited with a biography and introduction by Woody Gelman

Rating: 5 stars Click Here to Buy it on Amazon It was Christmas of 2008. That year, I discovered Charles Dana Gibson's work, thus entrenching myself further into my obsession with the Golden Age of Illustration, and, as a Christmas gift, I received this book. Just one look, and I was never the same. To be fair, I had been interested in this topic since my mid-teens, but there was something about seeing Gibson's work reproduced on paper, rather than being confined to looking at it online (which was all I was able to do until then,) that changed my...

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Review: Maxfield Parrish and the American Imagists, by Laurence and Judy Cutler, and the NMAI

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Review: Maxfield Parrish and the American Imagists, by Laurence and Judy Cutler, and the NMAI

For this entry, the second in The Bookshelf, I wanted to review another book on the Golden Age of Illustration that I've had for a while.

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