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Celebrates the artistry and graphic design that transformed Joseph Pulitzer's New York World at the turn of the twentieth century, presenting a wide array of cartoons, caricatures, typography, photography, drawings, maps, and other artwork from a variety of legendary illustrators. 10,000 first printing.
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Nicholson Baker has published seven novels and three works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001. He regularly contributes to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books.
Margaret Brentano has worked in publishing and as a reporter. This is her first book. Baker and Brentano are married and live with their two children in Maine. Together they founded the American Newspaper Repository, a collection of 19th- and 20th-century newspapers. In 2004, the collection moved to Duke University.
*Starred Review* Baker has stirred controversy both as a novelist and the author of Double Fold (2001), the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning manifesto on the importance of preserving old newspapers as both historical documents and works of art. No mere theorist, Baker purchased the only surviving complete set of the Sunday World, Joseph Pulitzer's phenomenally popular New York City newspaper, and now he and his wife, reporter Brentano, present some of the jewels of their precious collection in a beautifully produced and endlessly fascinating volume that celebrates the ingenuity and verve of the World and turn-of-the-twentieth-century popular graphic art. Judiciously selected pages feature intriguing headlines, articles, and advertisements, and, most spectacularly, showcase clever, zany, marvelously kinetic, even elegant illustrations, political cartoons, and comics. Seeking to seduce and secure readers, the World offers exclusives by Mark Twain and Arctic explorer Robert Peary; colorful tributes to such technological wonders as electric lights on Broadway, the subway, skyscrapers, and battleships; and striking images of the great tide of immigrants arriving on Ellis Island. Baker and Brentano are to be commended for rescuing these invaluable and scintillating treasures, vivid artifacts of the rapidly metamorphosing society that generated our own. Donna Seaman
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