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Star Wars Poster Book
Stephen J. Sansweet
0811848833
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
One of the very first Star Wars posters had no images at all—just enormous block letters that announced, "Coming to Your Galaxy This Summer: Star Wars." The rest is history. Now, 28 years later, the 350 most amazing Star Wars movie posters are collected for the first time. This compilation spans the surreal to ultra realistic, the campy to darkly serious: Darth Vader's head exploding in a shower of camera parts; Anakin Skywalker casting an ominous Sith shadow; C-3PO and R2-D2 selling Star Wars shoes; Luke and Vader in mortal battle aboard the Death Star. Classic posters are joined with text by the world's foremost Star Wars collector, Stephen Sansweet, and poster collector Peter Vilmur, behind-the-scenes stories from artists and designers, a scarcity guide to over 2,000 posters,...


Cappiello: The Posters of Leonetto Cappiello
Jack Rennert, Leonetto Cappiello
0966420276
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This hardcover book of 320 pages is the largest, most authoritative collection of Cappiello's work ever presented: 534 poster illustrations in full color, many never seen before. Detailed appraisals and annotations accompany each poster, as well as biographical information and an insight into Cappielo's graphic method. An additional 50 color illustrations show the many other facets of Cappiello's talents - from book and magazine illustrations, to paintings, maquettes, postcards and, most of all, his superb early caricatures. Cappiello is the Father of the Modern Poster. Today, more homes are decorated with his posters than those of any other artist in the world. This book goes a long way toward showing why.


Anime Poster Art
Cocoro Books
0972312447
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Julie Davis, Editor in Chief of ANIMERICA
A visual feast of Japanese poster art!

Robert Bricken, Managing Editor of Anime Insider
I can't imagine why any anime fan would want to be without it.

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Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prize Possessions
Don Williams
0743264169
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From a fragile antique quilt to a child's macaroni artwork, this book offers expert advice on saving those priceless objects from entropy for the "museum of you." Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian Institute, shares his extensive knowledge on the art of preservation, offering at-home techniques for battling damage from light, humidity, rodents and other pests, like careless friends and family members. Divided into easily navigable chapters, the book offers step-by-step guidelines, lists of supplies needed and numerous rules for preserving everything from "family treasures" to "really valuable stuff," with specifics on caring for objects including record players, political memorabilia, fine art, vintage clothing and more. Sidebars detail tips (e.g. how to turn the pages of a vintage book), bust myths...


Independent Movie Poster Book
Spencer Drate
081099190X
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This visually stunning volume-the first movie poster book devoted exclusively to independent films-showcases some of the most provocative and original movie posters ever created. From David Lynch's cult classic Eraserhead to Sofia Coppola's recent sensation Lost in Translation, the book displays the incredible range of creativity exhibited in hundreds of independent film posters.

More than 100 internationally recognized directors are profiled-including Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, the Coen brothers, Jean-Luc Godard, and Pedro Almodóvar, to name a few. In his text, Dave Kehr, an entertainment writer, most notably for The New York Times, captures the creative excitement of independent films and their growing importance to the global cultural scene. Drawing on the rich and diverse collection of the...


The Art of Noir
Eddie Muller
1585676039
Dec 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Stanley Kubrick's The Killing touted as being "In All Its Fury and Violence...Like No Other Picture Since 'SCARFACE' and 'LITTLE CAESAR'!" Bay Area mystery writer Muller (his novel Shadow Boxer will be reviewed in the Dec. 9 issue of PW) describes the various styles employed by the studio system, all designed for, in the charming vernacular of theater owners, "putting asses in the seats"; the idiosyncratic promo for Sudden Fear has Joan Crawford staring luridly over a male figure's shoulder at a miniaturized Gloria Grahame embracing Jack Palance. With a clear love for and expertise in his subject matter, Muller tracks the evolution of the form through 275 posters (338 full-color illustrations in all), many of them full-page plates, which look nothing short of smashing in the book's oversize, 10 x 14 format. A...


Posters of the Belle Epoque: The Wine Spectator Collection
Jack Rennert
0966420217
February 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sheer delight for art lovers and Francophiles, this array of 220 French posters simultaneously traces the flowering of pictorial advertising art and delineates the mores of belle epoque Paris. The posters, from the collection of Marvin Shanken, publisher of the Wine Spectator, deal not only with wines and liquors, but also with changing fashions, the battle between the sexes, class aspirations, and leisure activities from cycling to tennis. Standouts include Toulouse-Lautrec's wry observations of the passing scene; Alphonse Mucha's art-nouveau visions; Jules Cheret's bright, airy show-biz promotions; and works by Pierre Bonnard, Leonetto Cappiello and cat-lover Theophile Steinlen, whose surreal flights of fancy paved the way for modern advertising. Rennert, president of the distributor firm Posters Please, and...


Liberty-Centennial Poster
Dover Publications Inc
0486592464
Mar 1985

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American World War I Posters: 24 Cards
James Montgomery Flagg
0486430626
December 2003
Other Format
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Book Description
World War I posters used to promote the American war effort are today highly prized collectibles. This card collection reproduces 24 of those works, among them James Montgomery Flagg's classic depiction of Uncle Sam proclaiming "I Want YOU for U.S. Army." Dover Original.


Cultural Revolution Posters & Memorabilia
Victoria Edison, James Edison
0764322362
January 31, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Cultural Revolution in China was a time of upheaval and change. Millions of lives were disrupted and much effort was spent by the government and the Party to "reeducate" the populace through a great propaganda campaign. Posters, ceramic statues, Red Books, pins, and a myriad of other means were designed to get the message across. Now, after the opening of China to the West, these things are finding their way into the collector's market. In this remarkable volume, the history of an era and the material culture that it generated are shown in over 450 color images. They include 180 posters that set the tone as art and as propaganda. The iconography of the posters was used to rally the people around the programs and personalities of the Maoist regime. In addition there are hundreds of ceramic statues, "Little Red...


Liberty--Aerial View Poster
Dover Publications Inc
0486592472
Mar 1985

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Art of Modern Rock
Paul Grushkin
081184529X
October 2004
Hardcover
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Review
If MTV is any indication, the face of rock'n'roll needs plastic surgery. Sure, Britney's got a hot belly and Beyonce a glorious booty, but sex is this close to selling itself out. Soon, people will be demanding money shots in their milk commercials. Where's an intelligent consumer to find imagery that both tickles the brain and plugs one into popular culture?

Try Paul Grushkin and Dennis King's Art of Modern Rock, which showcases in full color more than 1600 rock posters and flyers by some 200 international artists, from veterans like Frank Kozik to up-and-comers a la Leia Bell. More than a sequel to Art of Rock (Abbeville, 1987)—Grushkin's best-selling survey of psychedelic posters from the 1960s and 1970s—this is the definitive document of a tens-of-thousands-strong countercultural revolution that...



Learn About Movie Posters
Ed Poole, Susan Poole
0963431994
January 1, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn About Movie Posters by Ed & Susan Poole answers the important questions collectors need to know about this fascinating hobby. It's the most comprehensive book ever compiled on original movie posters and how to collect them. In 448 pages, you will learn about * The birth of the movie poster * The sizes and types of movie art * Common forms of movie art * How movie posters were processed and distributed * International movie posters * Movie art as investment * Grading the condition of your movie art * How to buy and sell movie posters * Comprehensive filmography of poster artists * Caring for your collection And much, much more. Ed & Susan Poole's book is the first to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about collecting authentic movie posters.


Great Street Art
Victor Burleigh
0764322710
Feb 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Bob Marley died in 1981, but the interest he generated in the raggae, blues, and world beat music continued to grow. Around the world local bands sprang up and clubs began to feature the music to ever increasing numbers of patrons. To advertise these events hundreds of posters were hung on telephone poles, vacant walls, and shop windows. Made on photocopiers and litho presses, by local artists, they have the edge that comes from needing to catch one's attention with a minimum of expense. The result is raw, "in-your-face" street art that captures the spirit of a generation. Victor Burleigh has gathered together more than 500 original posters from dating from 1977 to 1989, from San Francisco, a city on the cutting edge of the music world and a haven for raggae, blues, and world beat music. Nearly every night one of the...


Picture Show: Classic Movie Posters from the TCM Archives
Dianna Edwards, et al
0811841545
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Ranging from the stunning to the silly, the vintage movie posters gathered in this illustrated book reek of campy nostalgia. Edwards, a contributor to STEP inside design magazine, calls them "small-scale masterpieces of strategic communication." She's ransacked the Turner Classic Movies archives to come up with a playful bunch of film ads, shown here in full-color matte images, that serve as "an introduction to classic movies presented through the prism of their posters." Among the subjects covered are femmes fatales (e.g., Lana Turner in 1946's The Postman Always Rings Twice and Joan Evans in 1951's On the Loose), "acrimony-in-matrimony" (e.g., Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall in 1957's Designing Woman) and heartbreak and yearning (e.g., Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in 1932's Red Dust). Edwards holds off on making...


Home Book of Picture Framing: Professional Secrets of Mounting, Matting, Framing, and Displaying Artwork, Photographs, Posters, Fabrics, Collectibles
Kenn Oberrecht
0811727939
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
8 full-color pages, 450 b/w photos, 20 drawings 8 x 11.A new and updated edition of the highly popular first edition New sections on using power tools and framing fabric art Complete directory of suppliers Over 40,000 copies of the first edition sold Framing a favorite picture, whether a gallery piece or a childs drawing, can be easy and inexpensive thanks to this revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller. Home Book of Picture Framing is the most comprehensive guide to mounting, matting, and framing oil paintings, watercolors, posters, photographs, calendar pages, and greeting cards without spending a fortune. Complete with sections on safety, tools, materials, and techniques, the book contains all the information needed to prepare homeowners for their first project. For those wanting to turn this skill...


James Bond Movie Posters
Tony Nourmand
081184465X
February 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Campy, sexy and legendary in their own right, the James Bond movie posters in this whopper of a compilation feature every movie from 1962's Dr. No to 1999's The World Is Not Enough. All the usual suspects are here: the logo, the girls, the tag lines and the various incarnations of 007, including David Niven and George Lazenby. The author throws in a few surprises, too, including foreign, regional, unused, festival and special posters, assorted cross-promotional pieces and other displays. There's even a poster altered by theater owners who were afraid of offending patrons, evidencing that Bond art, like Bond movies, "always pushed the boundaries." In addition to the full-color (often full-page) reproductions, Nourmand, a dealer in international film posters and consultant for Christie's, offers commentary on each...


The Disney Poster Book
Editions Disney
0786853638
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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75 Years of Children's Book Week Posters : CELEBRATING GREAT ILLUSTRATORS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS (Horn Book Fanfare H onor Book)
Leonard S. Marcus
0679851062


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The Art of Skiing
Jenny De Gex
0789315157
Sept 2006
Hardcover
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Lord Of The Rings Poster Collection
Alan Lee (Painter)
0261103881
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Ideal for mounting or framing, these dramatic full-color posters reproduce paintings that have been hailed as the most faithful to Tolkien¹s own vision. Each collection includes six posters in a handsome, shrink-wrapped portfolio. 6 color posters, each measures 11 1/2 x 18.

From the Publisher
In his classic tales The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien created a richly detailed fantasy world that captured the imaginations of millions of readers. These collections of postcard books and posters, which feature the paintings of top fantasy artists, celebrate Tolkien¹s enduring works and his unrivalled powers of invention. Tolkien¹s trilogy will soon be brought to the screen, with the first in a series of films to be released in...


World War II Posters: 24 Full-Color Cards
Florence Leniston (Editor)
0486416755
March 2001
Other Format
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Book Description
Meticulous reproductions of dramatic wartime posters including Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms, C. C. Beall's memorable poster of marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima, Anton Otto Fischer's dramatic depiction of a burning cargo ship, accompanied by the message: "A careless word . . . a needless sinking," and many more. Prized collectibles are perfect for sending messages to World War II buffs and nostalgia enthusiasts. Notes.


Antiques Roadshow Collectibles: The Complete Guide to Collecting 20th Century Glassware, Costume Jewelry, Memorabila, Toys and More from the Most-WATCHED Show on PBS
Carol Prisant
0761128220
August 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This lavishly illustrated and enthusiastically written guide to modern collectibles is another success by Prisant (Antiques Roadshow Primer), capturing on the printed page the excitement of the top-rated PBS television series Antiques Roadshow. An excellent introductory essay, "Collecting 101," is a helpful look at the field of collecting itself that includes some tips that even the most experienced collector should remember ("Work on self-discipline"). But this is clearly a book for the novice, and Prisant makes it clear that this is not a definitive work but "a brief overview of the types of collectibles that are brought most often to Antiques Roadshow." Her selection is impeccable, and she provides highly informative chapters on ceramics, advertising, glass, sports collectibles, toys, fashion and textiles,...


Japanese Movie Posters: Yakuza, Monster, Pink, and Horror
Tetsuya Masuda, et al
0972312455
September 2003
Paperback
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Andre Salas, Filmmaker Magazine
Fun and informative.

Patrick Macias, ANIMERICA
A gorgeous all-color tribute.

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Art of Skiing
Jenny De Gex
0847828549
Sept 2006
Hardcover
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Attack of the 'B' Movie Posters (The Illustrated History of Moves Through Posters Series Vol. 14)
Bruce Hershenson (Editor), Richard Allen (Editor)
1887893423
January 2001
Paperback
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Advertising Art in the Art Deco Style
Selected by Theodore Menten
048623164X
June 1975
Paperback
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Book Description
Most comprehensive collection of its kind in paperback: 363 ads, posters, trademarks and other commercial graphics (22 in full color) that pictorially chronicle the rise of Art Deco in Europe and America. Artists include Kinger, Teague, Carlu, Lepape, Darcy, Brill.


Film Posters of the 70s
Tony Nourmand
0879517301
Oct 1999
Paperback
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