Title: THE GREAT BOOK OF CURRIER & IVES' AMERICA
Publisher: Abbeville Press, 1979
Publication Date: 1979
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Large Folio Edition. 488 pages. Very good with very good dust jacket. (Extra Postage required.) 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 01171
Synopsis: Enjoy the best in Americana with this Tiny Folios? collection of Currier & Ives prints from the 1800s.
The Great Book of Currier and Ives' America, Tiny Folios edition, features the largest number of Currier & Ives prints ever reproduced in a single volume, as well as many that have never been published. It contains more than three hundred illustrations in full color.
In the 1800s, long before the days of photojournalism and television, colorful up-to-date pictures of news events, portraits of important political and social figures, and scenic views of American natural wonders were circulating widely all through the country. From early in the exciting century that saw a small nation expand into a mighty world power, the famous lithographic firm of Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives produced over 7,000 lithographs picturing scenes of American life, portraits of American leaders, and dramatic re-creations of the events that make the news of the day.
Each Currier & Ives print was individually colored by hand, and the skilled craftsmanship as well as keenness of observation make Currier & Ives prints among the most collectible of Americana.
About the Author:
Walton Rawls is the author of several books in the field of American popular culture, most notably Wake Up, America!: World War I and the American Poster. Trained at Harvard in American history and literature, Rawls was a contributor to the Oxford Companion to American Military History and is a member of Atlanta's Civil War Round Table.
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