NSCRIBED by author Stephen Harvey to distinguished American film composer David Raksin on half-title. "For David Raksin. Whose beautiful Bad And The Beautiful score kept playing in my head all through the writing of that chapter. With warmest regards, Steve Harvey." Fine in dust jacket. Lavish gift book with illustrations throughout text. David Raksin composed the haunting theme to "Laura" and numerous other notable Hollywood films throughout his long career. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Book by Harvey, Stephen
From Library Journal:
Harvey argues that Minnelli deserves a place in the pantheon of American feature directors alongside Ford, Hitchcock, Welles, et al. Film history, according to Harvey, associate curator of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film, has slighted Minnelli because of his long career under MGM contract (1940-66). Scholars usually cast the restraints of the studio system as the major antagonist of the serious director. Therefore the cogency of Minnelli's personal style has either been missed altogether or (wrongly) surmised to be simply more of the stylish extravagance endemic to the "majors." Destined to reign as the definitive study of Minnelli's work because of its ebullient engrossment in detail and historical gestalt, this is also the first major monograph devoted to the topic. On a scale rivaling an erotic reverie in dance by Minnelli, Harvey's mellifluous tribute has great appeal. Essential for all film collections.
- Robert Rayher, Sch. of the Art Inst. of Chicago
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: DIRECTED BY VINCENTE MINNELLI.
Publisher: MOMA/HARPER & ROW.
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Dust jacket in very good condition. We have 1.5 million books to choose from -- Ship within 24 hours -- Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # mon0000637656
Book Description Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. First Edition. Very good hardcover with DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show very minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong. Dust jacket shows light edge wear.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Seller Inventory # 51610040009
Book Description Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_221583504
Book Description Museum of Modern art/ Harper & Row, NY, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 315p. illus. dj top edfge roughened cover corners lightly bumped extra post non-media mail Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 51791
Book Description Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG minus Dj. 1st. Fully illustrated and with color plates. No markings. Light wear to book and jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. Seller Inventory # 035891
Book Description Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: VG Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: VG Dj. 1st. Fully illustrated and with color plates. No markings. Light wear to book and jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. Seller Inventory # 036587
Book Description Museum of Modern Art / Harper & Row, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 315 pp., color and b/w illus. throughout. Spine slightly cocked, head and heel of spine and corners of boards lightly bumped, light shelfwear to bottom edges of boards. Jacket edgeworn. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 279736
Book Description Museum of Modern Art/Harper & Row, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Over-sized hardbound (quarto). No wear to the binding. No distortion of the book from reading or improper shelving. Pages are tight and clean with no marks. No name of previous owner. No odor. The dust jacket shows no wear, no sun fading. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # MP18-1048A
Book Description The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Not Given. "In DIRECTED BY VINCENT MINNELLI, aithor and film critic Stephen Harvey chronicles this outstanding director's career with comprehensive descriptions of the making of each of his thirty-four films and an in-depth look at the operation of MGM during its heyday." This book has 315 pages and is profusely illustrated. Seller Inventory # 011660
Book Description The Museum of Modern Art and Harper & Row (1989), New York, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. first edition.. Foreword by Liza Minnelli. Quarto, 315 pages. Includes filmography, bibliography. Wonderful black and white and color illustrations. Book and dust jacket are in near Fine condition. 012204A. Seller Inventory # 000016482