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Title: Casey at the Bat **SIGNED by LeRoy Neiman +...
Publisher: U.S.A.: Ecco
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
About this title
Think back to those amazingly languid summers of your childhood, when in the heat of the day you followed the game on a distant radio, watched the pros on the living-room TV, or cheered your local heroes at the hometown ballpark. Ernest Thayer's classic tale of baseball hopes and dreams comes to life like never before with LeRoy Neiman's lush, meticulously detailed charcoal drawings and an original introduction by Yankees manager Joe Torre, considered by many to be the greatest baseball manager of all time. These illustrations -- a rare departure from the vibrantly colored paintings that made LeRoy Neiman famous -- evoke Mudville's beloved Casey in images that are muscular, immediate, and unmistakably American.
A volume of matchless artistry, this edition of Casey at the Bat is a treasure for all generations.About the Author:
LeRoy Neiman, best known for his brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic images of sporting events and leisure activities, is a long-time chronicler of contemporary lifestyles and one of the most popular living artists in America. Neiman's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and numerous other museums and private collections. He lives in New York City.
Ernest L. Thayer (1863-1940) wrote newspaper humor pieces under the pseudonym "Phin." Casey at the Bat was first published in 1888.
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