Title: Maxfield Parrish
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, New York
Publication Date: 1974
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Dedicated to an individual on FFEP. Pages margins are tanned. A dent on fore edge page margins with visible damage, pages along the dent are wrinked. Sticker damage on DJ back cover. Slight discoloration to pages, inside covers and DJ. Text and images are clear without any markings. Bookseller Inventory # 105861
Synopsis: We are pleased to bring this classic work back into print. A compendium of the life and work of Maxfield Parrish, it is an essential part of a Parrish library. For the collector, the publisher has included a value guide to some of the products that bear Parrish images. Examples of Parrish's most famous book illustrations are shown, including selections from Mother Goose in Prose and the Arabian Nights. Also included are his famous magazine covers-from Life, Collier's, Harper's Weekly, etc., as well as all the landscapes that he painted for Brown and Bigelow, who reproduced them as calendars every year from 1936 to 1963. One of the highlights of the book is the chapter on Parrish's technique, examining in depth his materials, favorite methods, and unique way of painting. In addition, there is a lengthy excerpt from an unpublished manuscript by Maxfield Parrish, Jr., explaining step-by-step his father's glazing technique and use of photography in his work. This definitive study also contains numerous revealing excerpts from Parrish's unpublished correspondence with family, friends, and clients.
Product Description: The classic reference for this noted artist's life and works. Maxfield Parrish produced imaginative and beautiful book illustrations, magazine covers and landscapes calendars in the early 20th century which have become famous. His unique style of painting is explained step-by-step and is shown in photographs. His glazing technique and the use of photography in his work is examined. A newly revised independent value guide for the pictures is included.
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