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Every page is memorable, every image unforgettable, every moment meaningful. Take a tour of the entire twentieth century through the more than 500 of the most outstanding magazine covers from around the world--Look, Life, Der Spiegel, and Paris Match among them. Each one stands witness to an era when magazines kept headlines to a minimum, allowing the pictures to speak for themselves. From political figures to fashion to movie stars, from depictions of daily life, 100 years of imaginative and thought-provoking design unfolds. Such titles as Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue set the styles with the greatest artists; Andy Warhol's Interview later showcased cutting-edge art direction and images from photographers, such as Francesco Scavullo. Here, too, are refined, witty, and often satiric drawings from The New Yorker and Norman Rockwell's nostalgic paintings from The Saturday Evening Post. See how journals throughout the world portrayed a monster (Adolf Hitler), key heads of state (Khruschev, De Gaulle, Kennedy), two world wars, the Beatles and Vietnam, and royal weddings (Princess Grace, Princess Di). From Punch and Playboy to Time and Jours de France, it's an amazing, sometimes joyful and sometimes sober, look at life in the last century.
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This eye-popping coffee table book features a bizarre assemblage of images, ranging from the psychedelic 1970s covers of the now-defunct French pop culture magazine Actuel, to a Life magazine cover from 1944, with Charles de Gaulle in uniform, gazing out above the photographer's lens, to a portrait of a suave-looking Robert Redford on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1980. It's a stirring collection. After a brief history of magazine covers in particular and the press in general, the editors share covers from 28 American and European magazines, picking ones that favor splashy art or provocative photos over headlines and captions. They then analyze trends in graphics, including caricature in Pop Art; hightlight cover themes (such as transportation, propaganda and fashion); and point to people who have set records for the most cover appearances (including Grace Kelly, Hitler and Princess Diana). The well-produced color and b&w illustrations offer a dazzling representation of the last century.
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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0297829718
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0297829718
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0297829718