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It's a Fine Line (The Art of Bruce Johnson)

Johnson, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0811727343 / ISBN 13: 9780811727341
Published by Stackpole, 2003
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Stated first edition. 128 pp. with hundreds of humorous and intricate line drawings including many familiar to Pennsylvanians. The volume also includes a glimpse into his studio, shows how he works, and, in the artist's own words, how he gets his ideas, plus more. Laminated pictorial cover. Bookseller Inventory # 37265

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Title: It's a Fine Line (The Art of Bruce Johnson)

Publisher: Stackpole

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

More than 100 of Johnson's best-loved drawings including: "Build Your Own Rainbow" - "Country Quilters" - "A Day in the Wilderness" - "Tailgating" - "The Last Straw" - "19th Hole" - "I Love a Parade" - "Opening Day"

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Bruce Johnson's humorous and intricate line drawings, including the popular "Tailgating," "Gentle Giants," and "Build Your Own Rainbow," are familiar to many Pennsylvanians, but his reputation as a fine artist extends well beyond the state. Now, for the first time, more than one hundred of Johnson's best-known images are gathered in one place and reproduced in handsome large-format detail.

Sometimes satirical, sometimes wistful, always amusing and involving, Johnson's drawings, which he calls his "statements," have been reproduced as prized limited-edition prints as well as on posters, T-shirts, puzzles, and mugs.

Many of the pieces have outdoor themes--"Sunday Sailors," "Life's a Beach," "Opening Day"--illustrating how people enjoy, make use of, and sometimes abuse the natural world. Others celebrate the imagination: "Floating Fantasies," "Go Fly a Kite," "The Great Humpty Dumpty Disaster." Still others are based on puns: "Brush Fire," "Sub Contractors," "Training Bra." Johnson has also created memorable images for corporate clients including Hersheypark, Reese's, and the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

The captivating art book includes a glimpse into Bruce Johnson's studio. The artist describes in his own words how he works and where he gets his ideas, and presents sketches and behind-the-scenes anecdotes that illustrate his creative process.

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