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Masters of American comics

Author: John CarlinPaul KarasikBrian WalkerStanley CrouchHammer Museum.; et al; All authors
Publisher: Los Angeles : Hammer Museum : Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles ; New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2005.
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Comic strips and comic books were among the most popular and influential forms of mass media in 20th-century America. This fascinating book focuses on fifteen pioneering cartoonists, ranging from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware, who brought this genre to the highest level of artistic expression and who had the greatest impact on the development of the form. Organised chronologically, Masters of 20th-Century American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: R Crumb; Chester Gould; Charles M Schulz; E C Segar; Art Spiegelman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Carlin; Paul Karasik; Brian Walker; Stanley Crouch; Hammer Museum.; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.); et al
ISBN: 030011317X 9780300113174
OCLC Number: 60881709
Notes: "This catalogue was published in conjunction with Masters of American Comics, an exhibition organized by The Hammer Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles."
Description: 316, [5] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm.
Contents: Masters of American comics: an art history of twentieth-century American comic strips and books / John Carlin --
Winsor McCay, The master's hand / Tom De Haven --
Lyonel Feininger, Lightning at the crossroads / Brian Walker --
George Herriman, Blues for Krazy Kat / Stanley Crouch --
E.C. Segar, Segar's Popeye / Jules Feiffer --
Frank King, Walt Wallet lives! / Karal Ann Marling --
Chester Gould, Villainy / Robert Store --
Milton Caniff / Pete Hamill --
Charles M. Schulz / Patrick McDonnell --
Will Eisner, Eisner by Pettibon / Raymond Pettibon --
Jack Kirby, Lo, from the demon shall come - the public dreamer!!! / Glen David Gold --
Harvey Kurtzman, Harvey Kurtzman's hysterical materialism / J. Hoberman --
R. Crumb, It's only lines on paper / Françoise Mouly --
Art Spiegelman, Breakdownable / Jonathan Safran Foer --
Gary Panter, Genius and pal / Matt Groening --
Chris Ware / Dave Eggers.
Responsibility: essay by John Carlin ; with contributions by Stanley Crouch ... [et al.] ; edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker.
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This fascinating book focuses on fifteen pioneering cartoonists--ranging from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware--who brought this genre to the highest level of artistic expression and who had the greatest  Read more...

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