The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000

The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000

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Baker & Taylor
A fascinating history of modern American illustrations traces 140 years of endeavor and the work of more than 450 artistis--including such masters as Maxfield Parrish, Rockwell Kent, and Theodore Geisel--and discusses the different schools of illustration, styles, artistic innovations and trends, and more.

Book News
New edition of a reference that details the history of modern American illustration. Reed, a historian who founded the gallery Illustration, Inc., covers 140 years and about 450 artists. Organized chronologically, the volume starts with a time line presenting the various influences of styles, schools, and "isms" from 1860-2000. Each chapter is devoted to a single decade and opens with introductory commentary on the general history and artistic trends of the periods, followed by individual biographies of the outstanding artists of the decade as well as examples of their signatures and their best works. Extensively illustrated in color and b&w. Oversize: 9x12. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Chronologically examines the schools and styles of American illustration since 1860 and profiles hundreds of artists, including Theodore Geisel, Louise Patterson, and John Collier.

Publisher: New York : The Society of Illustrators : Distributed by Watson-Guptill, c2001
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780823025237
Branch Call Number: R 741.6 ILL
Characteristics: 452 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports. ; 31 cm


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