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The art of the comic book : an aesthetic history

Author: Robert C Harvey
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1996.
Series: Studies in popular culture (Jackson, Miss.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the evolution of comic books from their beginnings in the 1930s through the mid-1990s, demonstrating how the words and pictures function together as a unique art form.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harvey, Robert C.
Art of the comic book.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1996
(OCoLC)603870496
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Harvey
ISBN: 0878057579 9780878057573 0878057587 9780878057580
OCLC Number: 32626720
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: A word to the fore beats a pair of anything --
1. Slouching toward an aesthetic : the beginning of a critical vocabulary --
2. Legions in long underwear : the advent of the comic book and the reign of the superhero --
3. The search for art and meaning : Westerns and the American spirit --
4. But is it art? : the spirit of Will Eisner --
5. The heroic avenue to art : experimentation and the mark of Kane --
6. The comic book as individual expression : Harvey Kurtzman and the revolution --
7. Style and flash and filigree : manipulating breakdowns, composition, and layout for effect --
8. Only in the comics : why cartooning is not the same as filmmaking --
9. The lonely hearts club band : autobiographical angst and other adventures in topics and treatments --
10. All together now.
Series Title: Studies in popular culture (Jackson, Miss.)
Responsibility: Robert C. Harvey.

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Traces the evolution of comic books from their beginnings in the 1930s through the mid-1990s, demonstrating how the words and pictures function together as a unique art form.

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