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Maxfield Parrish

Author: Coy L LudwigDiane Casella HinesRobert FillieJames CraigWatson-Guptill Publications,All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Watson-Guptill Publications, 1973
Series: In Watson Guptill, fall-winter 1973, p.1-3
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: A compendium of the life and work of Maxfield Parrish, it is an essential part of a Parrish library. For the collector, the publisher has included a value guide to some of the products that bear Parrish images. Examples of Parrish's most famous book illustrations are shown, including selections from Mother Goose in Prose and the Arabian Nights. Also included are his famous magazine covers-from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Bindings)
Named Person: Maxfield Parrish; Maxfield Parrish; Maxfield Parrish
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coy L Ludwig; Diane Casella Hines; Robert Fillie; James Craig; Watson-Guptill Publications,; Toppan Insatsu Kabushiki Kaisha,; University Graphics,
ISBN: 0823038971 9780823038978
OCLC Number: 609877
Notes: "Manufactured in Hong Kong"--Title page verso.
"Edited by Diane Casella Hines ; Designed by Robert Fillie and James Craig ; Set in 11 point Garamond by University Graphics, Inc."--Colophon.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm.
Contents: List of color plates --
Chronology --
Foreword --
Chapter 1: Biographical introduction --
Chapter 2: Book illustrations --
Chapter 3: Magazine illustrations --
Chapter 4: Posters and advertisements --
Chapter 5: Color reproductions --
Chapter 6: Murals and paintings made for specific architectural settings --
Chapter 7: Landscapes --
Chapter 8: Technique --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Catalog of selected works: Books containing Parrish's illustrations ; Magazines containing Parrish's illustrations ; Catalog and program covers, playbills, etc ; Advertisements and posters ; Calendars and greeting cards ; Color reproductions ; Portfolios which include Parrish's work ; Designs for theatrical scenery ; Bookplates ; Murals or panels for specific architectural settings ; Miscellaneous commissioned works ; Works commissioned but not used ; Commissioned works, publication uncertain ; Miscellaneous drawings, paintings, designs, and sculpture, mostly unpublished ; Studies and preliminary drawings ; Miscellaneous three-dimensional objects --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: In Watson Guptill, fall-winter 1973, p.1-3
Responsibility: by Coy Ludwig.

Abstract:

From the Publisher: A compendium of the life and work of Maxfield Parrish, it is an essential part of a Parrish library. For the collector, the publisher has included a value guide to some of the products that bear Parrish images. Examples of Parrish's most famous book illustrations are shown, including selections from Mother Goose in Prose and the Arabian Nights. Also included are his famous magazine covers-from Life, Collier's, Harper's Weekly, etc., as well as all the landscapes that he painted for Brown and Bigelow, who reproduced them as calendars every year from 1936 to 1963. One of the highlights of the book is the chapter on Parrish's technique, examining in depth his materials, favorite methods, and unique way of painting. In addition, there is a lengthy excerpt from an unpublished manuscript by Maxfield Parrish, Jr., explaining step-by-step his father's glazing technique and use of photography in his work. This definitive study also contains numerous revealing excerpts from Parrish's unpublished correspondence with family, friends, and clients.

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