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Synopsis: The illustration art of James Bama has now been collected into this impressive 160-page full color hardbound edition. James Bama: American Realist is the first book to span his entire career. Examples explore his diverse brush from magazine illustrations, paperback book covers, and advertising. Chapters examine his work in pop culture, horror, science fiction, adventure and western genres, concluding with his most recent fine art endeavors.
This volume features a detailed biography exploring his noteworthy and singular career. Insightful quotes by Bama accompany many pieces. In addition, testimonials by leading artists, writers, and historians are contained throughout.
During his career, Bama’s art graced many memorable pop culture paperback book covers. Among his most notable works are the 62 cover paintings for Bantam’s Doc Savage adventure series, all of which are contained within.
His uncanny ability to render a multitude of genres, and under amazingly tight deadlines, made Bama highly sought after by top publishers. Combined with his exemplary work ethic, Bama’s artwork encompassed a wide spectrum of media. This, along with his unique realist approach, helped secure his place as one of the most influential artists of his time. Having achieved remarkable success in illustration, Bama changed direction, pursuing a career in fine art. His gamble led to higher acclaim. This book delves into the man, from illustrator to artist.
Written and designed by Brian M. Kane in cooperation with Mr. Bama. Introduction by Harlan Ellison®. Foreword by Len Leone. 160 pages in color. Over 260 illustrations are featured, of which more than 85 are from the original art. Over 30 personal photographs of family and modeling shoots are contained within.
Readers may not recognize James Bama's name, but chances are they will have seen his work. Bama was the reigning paperback cover illustrator during the 1960s and 1970s, creating hundreds of unforgettable images that grace westerns by Louis L'Amour, the Doc Savage series, and novels by William Goldman, Taylor Caldwell, Frank Conroy, Anne Tyler, and Thomas Pynchon. Bama's forte is portraying characters with an Old Master soulfulness and passionate precision to create arresting images unsurpassed in emotional authenticity and sheer animal magnetism. Kane, whose first book celebrated the work of illustrator Hal Foster, documents Bama's entire diverse, irresistible, and exciting oeuvre in both radiant reproductions and succinct commentary that includes tributes from the likes of Harlan Ellison and Ray Bradbury, as well as Bama's own reminiscences. Kane documents not only Bama's unparalleled paperback years but also his magazine and advertising work, his phenomenal achievements as a sports illustrator and military artist, and (after moving to Wyoming in 1968) his triumphs as a fine artist. This unusual and immensely pleasing blend of pop culture and art celebrates an extraordinarily dedicated, prolific, and widely appealing American artist, and a neglected yet much loved art form. Donna Seaman
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Title: James Bama: American Realist
Publisher: Flesk Publications
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Flesk, 2006. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Flesk 2006. Full Colour illustrations. James Bama revolutionized the paperback book industry in the 1960s with his dynamic cover designs. This impressive book spans his whole career. Examples of his art explore his brush work for magazine illustrations, paperback book covers and advertising. Chapters examine his work in pop culture, horror, science fiction, adventure, and western genres and his most recent paintings. Featuring a detailed biography the 160 pages have 260 illustrations of which more than 85 are from the original art. 160 pages. Size: 9" x 12" (229mm x 305mm). ISBN: 9780972375887. Seller Inventory # JBAR
Book Description Flesk Pubns, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A., 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 4to, 160 pp. Brown cloth with "Bama" in gold script across front cover, full title in gilt on spine only. First Printing, October 2006, stated on verso. Book is UNREAD. Light bump to top corners, light rubbing on front panel of DUST JACKET which is otherwise NEW, unclipped ($34.95) , unchipped and with no tears. Multiple copies available. Seller Inventory # 1229906
Book Description Flesk Publications, Santa Cruz, California, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. James Bama; (illustrator). Second Printing. 160 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the front panel and spine; illustrated endpapers; headband. Illustrated throughout with Bama's paintings. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Portrait of an Illustrator; Men's Adventure; Science Fiction and Horror; Pop Culture; Doc Savage; Westward Ho; and American Realist. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 204902
Book Description Flesk Publications, 2006. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0972375880-2-4
Book Description Flesk Publications, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0972375880
Book Description Flesk Publications, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Second Printing. BRAND NEW. Still Sealed in Publishers Shrinkwrap. Seller Inventory # 180123003
Book Description Flesk Publications, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020972375880
Book Description Flesk Publications, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110972375880
Book Description Flesk Publications, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010972375880
Book Description Flesk Publications 2006-10-15, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0972375880. Seller Inventory # 585613