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The Art of Richard Powers
by Jane Frank, et al

The Art of Chesley Bonestell
by Ron Miller, et al.
Fantasy illustrator whose work caused a sensation when it first appeared in Life in 1944. Db.
Listed under Fantasy Art

The Art of Tasha Tudor
by Harry Davis, Tasha Tudor (Illustrator)
Hardcover - 148 pages
Little Brown & Company; ISBN: 0316174939

A Chesley Bonestell Space Art Chronology
by Melvin H. Schuetz

The Clutius Botanical Watercolors : Plants and Flowers of the Renaissance
by Claudia Swan
Listed under Botanical Art

Erotica Universalis, Volume II
by Gilles Neret
A superb collection of sexually explicit imagery from centuries past.
Listed under Erotic Art

Forensic Art and Illustration
by Karen T. Taylor
Listed under Forensic Science

Illustrator in America, 1860-2000
by Walt Reed
Hardcover - 464 pages

Paperback Covers of Robert McGinnis
by Art Scott (Compiler), Wallace, Dr Maynard (Compiler), Richard S. Prather, Robert McGinnis
Hardcover - 144 pages 1 edition Vol 1 (April 1, )
Pond Pr; ISBN: 096667765X 

Tapestry : The Paintings of Robert McGinnis
by Cathy Fenner (Editor), et al

The Classic Era of American Pulp Magazines
by Peter Haining

James Montgomery Flagg: Uncle Sam and Beyond
by Nicholas Steward, et al.
Listed under James Montgomery Flagg

Lester Beall : Trailblazer of American Graphic Design
by R.R. Remington,1996.

The Beggarstaff Posters : The Work of James Pryde and William Nicholson
by C. Campbell, 1993.

Spectrum 8: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
by Arnie Fenner (Editor), Cathy Fenner (Editor)
Listed under Fantasy Art

Posters of Jules Cheret : 46 Full-Color Plates & and Illustrated Catalogue Risonne
by Jules Cheret: Lucy Broido
Listed under Poster Art

Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines
by Frank M. Robinson, Lawrence Davidson, Ann Bennett (Editor)
Penzler Pick, November 2001: Pulp magazines reigned for about a quarter of a century as the most popular entertainment medium in America. They were cheaply produced and, during the Great Depression, were blessedly cheap to buy, generally a dime. 

And they were plentiful. After a low-key beginning, when a few magazines displayed their tasteful covers to an appreciative readership, their success spawned countless competitors. The covers became more and more garish, and promised ever greater excitement. Western covers went from an illustration of an Indian gently paddling his canoe to furious cattle stampedes, a huge gang of obviously ferocious savages attacking a defenseless family, and depictions of shootouts in every conceivable locale. Mystery covers went from showing a cop on the beat to villainous thugs tearing the clothes off a helpless young woman (most frequently a generously endowed young blonde) or any other sort of action that promised the reader endless excitement. 

And they delivered. Pulp writers knew how to write thrilling stories and books. Many of the best went on to extremely successful careers in book form. Dashiell Hammett wrote most of his stories and novels for the pulps, and he is now recognized as one of the most influential fiction writers of the 20th century. Raymond Chandler, too, wrote stories for the pulps and is frequently conceded to be the great mystery writer of the 20th century. 

Pulps became more and more specialized as their numbers increased, soon appealing to fans of jungle stories, science fiction, fantasy, railroad stories, romances, Westerns, Western romances, aviation, the Foreign Legion, engineering, the outdoors, courtrooms, Wall Street, newspapers, firefighters, and so on. Now there is a new book that recalls that Golden Age of the pulp magazines (roughly 1920-1945) with a knowledgeable and nicely written text that covers all the highlights of the major magazines and the major writers, who are sometimes remembered today and, alas, sometimes not. 

And there are those fabulous covers! Magnificently produced in Hong Kong, Pulp Culture is a genuine bargain. Here are the Shadow, Max Brand, Talbot Mundy, Erle Stanley Gardner, Black Mask, Sax Rohmer and Fu Manchu, C.S. Forester, and Captain Horatio Hornblower, Doc Savage, the Phantom Detective, and on and on. 

For the old codgers among us, this gorgeous book will produce a happy trip down memory lane. Younger readers, eat your heart out. It will show you what you missed in a time of great storytelling that today's television shows can't ever match. --Otto Penzler -
Hardcover: 208 pages
Collectors Press; ISBN: 1888054123; 1 Ed edition (September 19, )

Mucha Poster Postcards in Full Color by Alphonse Maria Mucha
Listed under Postcards

Penfield Poster Postcards/24 Full-Color Cards, Two for Each Month of the Year
by Edward Penfield
Listed under Postcards

Egon Schiele : 6 Posters
Listed under Egon Schiele

Jessie Willcox Smith : American Illustrator
by E. Nudelman
Listedunder Jessie Willcox Smith

Great Lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec : 89 Plates, Including 8 in Full Color
by T.Griepp, M.Donson, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
Listed under Toulouse-Lautrec

by Syd Mead, Mieko Ichikawa (Translator)

Krazy Kat : The Comic Art of George Herriman
by George Herriman, et al

The Illustrators Bible : The Complete Sourcebook of Tips, Tricks, and Time-Saving Techniques in Oil, Alkalyd, Acrylic, Gouache, Casein, Watercolor, ...
Rob Howard
Listed under Art Instruction

Paul Brown : Master of Equine Art
by M. L. Biscotti, Nancy Brown Searle

Rosa Bonheur: All Nature's Children
by Gabriel P. Weisberg
Listed under Rosa Bonheur

Stylishly Drawn: Contemporary Fashion Illustration
by Laird Borrelli

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
by Theodor Seuss Geisel
Listed under Dr Seuss

An Unlikely Prophet : Revelations on the Path Without Form
Alvin Schwartz
If you like comic books, especially Superman, and have an interest in Eastern spirituality, An Unlikely Prophet is the perfect book for you.
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Will Bradley : His Graphic Art
by Will Bradley, C. Hornung, 1974.

Will H. Bradley : A Bibliographical Guide
by A. Bambace (Compiler), 1995.
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Will H. Bradley : A Reference Guide
by A. Bambace, 1995.
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Winslow Homer: Illustrating America
by Marilyn S. Kushner, et al
Listed under Winslow Homer

One Hundred Posters of Paul Colin
by Paul Colin, 1977.
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Famous American Illustrators
by Arpi Ermoyan (Editor), Rotovision Sa
Hardcover - 224 pages (March )
Watson-Guptill Pubns; ISBN: 2880463165 
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Between Worlds : The Autobiography of Leo Lionni
by Leo Lionni, 1997
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Cassandre : Les Maitres De L'Affiche
by A. Weill, 1996.
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The J. C. Leyendecker Collection : American Illustrators Poster Book
Steine, 1995.
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The Best of Norman Rockwell : A Celebration of 100 Years
T. Rockwell, 1995.
Norman Rockwell was nearly as prolific an artist as he was gifted. In addition to his many paintings, he created over 500 magazine covers and thousands of commercial illustrations.
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Ben Shahn : Artist's Artist, People's Painter
by H. Greenfeld, Ben Shahn, 1998.
There was a time when nearly everyone recognized Ben Shahn's scathing pictures from his most famous series, The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1932. Sacco and Vanzetti, two working-class anarchists convicted on trumped-up murder charges, lie dead in their coffins. Behind them stand the top-hatted men of the old Anglo establishment, hypocritically mourning the poor immigrants whose lives they destroyed. Peggy Moorman NYT Book Review
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Maxfield Parrish : The-Poster-Book
by Alma Gilbert,1994.
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The Maxfield Parrish Poster Book
by Maurice Sendak, 1974.
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Pulp Art : Original Paintings
by R. Lesser, R. Reed, 1997.
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Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design
by R.R. Remington, B. J. Hodik,1989.
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