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Charley Harper : an illustrated life

Author: Charley Harper; Todd Oldham
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : AMMO, American Modern Books ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charley Harper was an American original. For over six decades he painted colorful and graphic illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike, from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio until he passed away in 2007 at the age of 84. Renowned New York based designer Todd Oldham rediscovered Charley's work in 2001, and collaborated closely with him in the ensuing years; combing through his extensive archive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Named Person: Charley Harper; Charley Harper; Charley Harper
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charley Harper; Todd Oldham
ISBN: 9781934429822 1934429821
OCLC Number: 751739694
Notes: Originally published in larger format in 2009.
Description: 405 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 x 23 cm
Contents: Conversation with Charley Harper --
Betty Crocker's Dinner for two cookbook --
The giant golden book of biology --
The animal kingdom --
Ford times magazine --
Birds & words --
Advertising & promotions --
Mosaic murals --
Paintings --
Posters.
Responsibility: [introduction, interview, and photographs by] Todd Oldham ; [all artwork, additional photographs by Charley Harper ; additional photographs by Edie Harper, Paula Norton].

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Charley Harper was an American original. For over six decades he painted colorful and graphic illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike, from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio until he passed away in 2007 at the age of 84. Renowned New York based designer Todd Oldham rediscovered Charley's work in 2001, and collaborated closely with him in the ensuing years; combing through his extensive archive to edit and design this stunning monograph. This coffee table tome is popularly priced, beautiful tribute to Charley Harper's singular style, which he referred to as Minimal Realism.

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