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Iconic America : a roller-coaster ride through the eye-popping panorama of American pop culture

Author: Tommy Hilfiger; George Lois
Publisher: New York : Universe, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is America? It's Monopoly and Mickey Mouse, but also Sinatra and Fred Astaire. It's the Declaration of Independence, but it's also Barbie and Playboy, Winslow Homer and Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit. This juxtaposition of images reflects America's unique eclecticism, and the unprecedented influence that the images of America's pop culture have had on the world. This book works as a great treasury of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy Hilfiger; George Lois
ISBN: 9780789315731 0789315734
OCLC Number: 144225306
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Buffalo Bull's Back Fat / George Catlin --
Shop figures: wooden Indian --
The sharing of the peace pipe --
the silver peace medal --
American powder horns --
Cow's skull on blue / Georgia O'Keeffe --
America's first environmentalist: John James Audubon: [Osprey carrying weakfish at Great Egg Harbor, New Jersey --
Indian Head Nickel / James Earle Fraser --
$20 double eagle / Augustus Saint Gaudens --
[Three lawmen's badges] --
The devil's rope: barbed wire --
The Colt revolver --
[Branding irons] --
Bronco buster / Frederic Remington --
Buffalo Bill / Rosa Bonheur --
Monument Valley --
The first white act at Harlem's Apollo Theatre: Buddy Holly and the Crickets --
Geronimo --
Teddy Roosevelt --
Cowboy boot --
Plains Indian drawing [Ledger drawing] --
[Cowboy hats] --
Sitting Bull --
Jesse James in coffin --
Lord, heal the child / Thomas Hart Benton --
Hank Williams --
[Abstract expressionist painting] / Jackson Pollock --
The veteran in a new field / Winslow Homer --
[Pony express messenger badge] --
Gary Cooper --
Seabiscuit --
Gene Autry.
Responsibility: by Tommy Hilfiger ; with George Lois.
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"What is America? It's Monopoly and Mickey Mouse, but also Sinatra and Fred Astaire. It's the Declaration of Independence, but it's also Barbie and Playboy, Winslow Homer and Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit. This juxtaposition of images reflects America's unique eclecticism, and the unprecedented influence that the images of America's pop culture have had on the world. This book works as a great treasury of Americana, and as a mischievously enjoyable observation on all things truly American. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and famous adman George Lois have crafted an enlightening book, searching American history to find over 350 people, symbols, and things of import. Their iconic and iconoclastic choices are entertainingly presented through surprising visual juxtapositions. Inspired by Tommy Hilfiger's passion for Americana and George Lois' wit, Iconic America dramatizes the national ethos, and makes us think about who we are and what we stand for, with humor and charm."--Publisher's description.

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