Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Steve Brodner, Brodner, Steve, Near Fine (mild shelfwear), Fantagraphics, Seattle, WA, 2003, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, over 350 illustrations, most in color, softcover, wraps, English

Over 350 cartoons, illustrations, and comic strips, from the seventies through the nineties, hand-picked by the artist. Brodner's illustrations appeared...

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Frederic Whitaker
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Frederic Whitaker, Fine/NF, Lovoos, Janice, Whitaker, Frederic, Northland, 1972, 1st, cloth, English

A biography of this watercolor artist and art instructor, with a gallery of 30 paintings reproduced in color with notes by the artist.

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Nakatomi, Austin, TX, 2021, 1st, 20 inches, 30 inches, color

A puzzle of Wrightson's iconic 1983 Frankenstein piece " ...I Shall Be With You on Your Wedding Night. " Each 1,000 piece puzzle is printed on...

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Limited to 550 copies. This copy is signed by the author., Scratch to spine otherwise Near Fine, John F., Jr Apgar, Frank Schoonover, Apgar, John F., Jr, Schoonover, Frank, 1969, 1st, 8.9 inches, 11.4 inches, 72 pages, 28 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

A bibliography of the Brandywine painter-illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972). Privately printed in 1969. With 28 black & white...

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Limited to 1250 copies, Fine, Frank Bellamy, Butterworth, Michael, Bellamy, Frank, Book Palace Books, 2009, 1st, 9781907081002, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

From the publisher: For the first time ever, Michael Butterworth's epic series of articles recounting the history of the First World War collected...

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Oriole Cullen, Francis Marshall, Cullen, Oriole, Marshall, Francis, Very Fine, Victoria & Albert Publishing, London, 2018, 1st, 10 inches, 7.75 inches, 160 pages, 140 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

The first book on Francis Marshall since his own art instruction books! From the publisher: This book opens an exciting archive of fashion...

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Forty Drawings
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Ronald Searle, Searle, Ronald, Very Good+ (wear to the paper cover along the joints and the top and bottom edges, binding and pages sound), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1946, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, ii, 40 pages, 40 black & white illustrations, hardcover, decorative boards, English

From 1946, a first printing of Ronald Searle's first book. A collection of the drawings Searle did as a soldier and prisoner of war of the Japanese in the...

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Forever Christmas
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Tasha Tudor, VF/VF, Davis, Harry, Tudor, Tasha, Little Brown, 2000, 1st, cloth

" Forever Christmas is a celebration of a joyous holiday and of one inspired artist's preparation for, and exultation of, the day. That artist is Tasha...

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Joanne Gernsten London, NF/VG+, London, Joanne Gernsten, National Geographic, 2007, 1st, boards

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Fly in the Room Anatomy
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Very Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2008, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 74 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

John Watkiss' Fly in the Room Anatomy is a cross between a pictorial book and an instructive book. "Imagine you are a fly in the room with the ability to...

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Fly in the Room Anatomy
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Near Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2008, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 74 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

John Watkiss' Fly in the Room Anatomy is a cross between a pictorial book and an instructive book. "Imagine you are a fly in the room with the ability to...

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Disney animation director Ken Anderson's copy with his signature and bookplate on the front end papers, Fine/NF, Maynard Reece, Reece, Maynard, Meredith Press, 1963, 1st, Hardcover, leather

Both a North American field guide (with 80 species of fresh-water fish) and a basic fishing guide written, illustrated and with photographs by wildlife...

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Don Maitz, Maitz, Don, Inscribed and dated 7-6-91 by the artist on the title page, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Ursus, Kansas City, MO, 1988, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 96 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth, English

A pristine copy inscribed by the artist on the title page. The first collection of paintings by this award-winning science fiction/fantasy cover...

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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG+ (corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, Watson-Guptill, 1952, 1st, cloth, English

Schorr, head of an advertising agency and previously an art director, illustrates his method for creating quick precise figure "indications" with all the...

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Figure Drawing For All It's Worth
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Andrew Loomis, NF/VG+ (upper corner lightly bumped, other three corners sharp, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1943, 29th 1978, cloth spine

"A book of Fundamentals for an Artistic Career." "Salable drawing must be good drawing, convincing and appealing, and Mr. Loomis drills his readers on the...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, London, Titan Books, 2011, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 204 pages, over 200 illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of Loomis' classic instruction book. The best book of its kind, how to draw idealized figures of the Chicago School epitomized...

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Boris Vallejo, Vallejo, Boris, Signed by the artist, Fine/Fine, Arco, New York, 1985, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A first printing in incredible condition and signed by the artist! Boris describes how he creates his paintings "from initial concept, through the...

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Fantagas
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Carlos Nine, VF, Nine, Carlos, Les Reveurs, 2006, 1st, wraps

This is an expanded edition of an album originally published in 1995. This is Carlos Nine’s take on the classic French character Fantomas, the...

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David Duncan, Mort Drucker, Mort Drucker, Duncan, Mort Drucker, David, Drucker, Mort, #76 of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist, Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (orange dustjacket spine sunned, two small tears, Stabur, Redford, 1988, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 96 pages, 19 color & 91 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The only career retrospective of this illustrator-caricaturist best known for his Mad magazine film/TV satires and his covers for Time and TV Guide. It is...

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Max Turner, Turner, Max, Fine (pages are warped and puckered from storage but the book is new and unread), B-Y Publishing, Woodland Hills, CA, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 80 pages, 90 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

75 portraits and studies in pencil, charcoal or oil by the late Los Angeles based draftsman, painter, sculptor and teacher Max Turner (1925 - 2019). With a...

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John Seerey-Lester, Fine/Fine (dust jacket slightly rubbed), Seerey-Lester, John, Mill Pond Press, 1991, 1st, cloth, English

"From a tiny goldfish to an awesome grizzly, Seerey-Lester depicts a variety of animals. "With each animal, he takes care to portray its unique...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Mosquito, St. Egreve, 2021, 9782352839026, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 88 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The latest collection of Toppi short stories. An English translation, if any, is years away. From the publisher: This collection of 5 stories by...

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Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Signed by the author Jim Vadeboncoeur to Nick Meglin, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped otherwise Fine, clean, bright, tight), Nevada City, CA, JVJ Publishing, 2005, 1st, 978-0972469722, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 240 pages, 380 illustrations and photographs, over 150 in color, Hardcover, boards, English

This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of...

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Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, #81 of 700 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket in Fine cloth slipcase, Nevada City, CA, JVJ Publishing, 2005, 1st, 978-0972469722, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, 380 illustrations and photographs, over 150 in color, Hardcover, boards, English

Signed and numbered by the author and the artist on the limitation page. This unique book chronicles Kinstler's life from the summer he dropped out of...

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Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Nevada City, CA, JVJ Publishing, 2005, 1st, 978-0972469722, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 240 pages, 380 illustrations and photographs, over 150 in color, Hardcover, boards, English

From the artist's site: This unique book chronicles Kinstler's life from the summer he dropped out of high school and got his first job at 16 as an...

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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Eva Lynd, Robert Deis, Wyatt Doyle, Lynd, Robert Deis, Wyatt Doyle, Eva, New Texture, 2019, 1st, 978-1943444397, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 188 pages, over 150 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Available in two versions: a hardcover edition and an abridged softcover edition, we only offer the hardcover edition with a whopping 72 extra pages!...

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Jim Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick, Jim, Fine, De Danann Press, Dublin, 1985, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, 125 illustrations, most in color, softcover, wraps, English

Celtic mythology written & illustrated by Jim Fitzpatrick. With extensive notes on the drawings & paintings. And a list of publications.

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Epic Art: The Art of Joe Smith
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Gary Gerani, Joe Smith, Gerani, Gary, Smith, Joe, Print run of 1000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dreams and Visions Press, Modesto, 2021, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first art book devoted to this movie poster artist. Capturing a long lost era of movie promotion. From the publisher: Award-winning illustrator...

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Embracing an Icon: The Posters of Bernard Villlemot
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George Bon Salle, Bernard Villlemot, Bon Salle, George, Villlemot, Bernard, Very Fine in Very Good dustjacket (mild scratches and scuffing to back panel of dustjacket), New York, Posters Please, Inc, 2016, 12.4 inches, 9.5 inches, 320 pages, over 565 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the posters of Bernard Villemot (1911-1989)! Over 565 posters in color! From the publisher: Bernard Villemont's poster art can...

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Elles et Moi
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Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket issued in publisher's shrink wrap, Kiraz, Kiraz, Denoel, 2003, 1st, 2207255468, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 128 pages, 134 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, French

"Frivolous and sublime, the Parisiennes designed by Kiraz entered legend. With spontaneous elegance, they adopt striking new outfits everyday." - Vogue...

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Edward Koren, Fine, Rosand, David, Koren, Edward, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2010, French wraps, English

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Ed Emberley
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Todd Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Ed Emberley, Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Todd, Emberley, Ed, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, AMMO Books, Los Angeles, 2014, 9781623260385, 9.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his...

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Ed Emberley
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Todd Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Ed Emberley, Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Todd, Emberley, Ed, Moderate scrape to the bottom edge of the front board (cover) otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, AMMO Books, Los Angeles, 2014, 9781623260385, 9.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his...

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Eclectic Eccentric
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Very Fine/Very Fine, John Rombola, Vienne and Melissa Tardiff, Veronique, Rombola, John, Chronicle Books, 2009, 1st, 9780811869041, 0811869040, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the Publisher: John Rombola started his career illustrating for magazines, and his work frequently appeared in Life, Holiday, and Town &...

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Don Maitz, Maitz, Don, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA, 1993, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, xiii, 98 pages, 79 color and 4 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth

The second collection of this award-winning science fiction/fantasy cover artist. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist, Foreword by Don Maitz, Afterword by...

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Roy Andersen, Andersen, Roy, Very Fine/Very Fine, Settlers West Galleries, Tuscon, 2000, 1st, 10.25 inches, 11.6 inches, 168 pages, over 140 color plates, Hardcover, cloth, English

Dreamspinner recounts the story of Western Artist Roy Andersen, whose artistic career spans more than fourty-five years. As an illustrator, his paintings...

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Martyn Dean, Melvyn Grant, Julek Heller, Michael Kaluta, Chris Moore, Charles Vess, Berni Wrightson, Dean, Martyn, Grant, Julek Heller, Michael Kaluta, Chris Moore, Charles Vess, Berni Wrightson, Melvyn, Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped), Paper Tiger, Surrey, 1988, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Portfolios and profiles of six artists: Melvyn Grant, Julek Heller, Michael Kaluta, Chris Moore, Charles Vess, and Berni Wrightson. "Through interviews...

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Drawn From New England
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Tasha Tudor, Fine/Fine, Tudor, Bethany, Tudor, Tasha, Philomel, 1979, Later, cloth spine, English

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Linda Jacobson, Harry Carmean, Jacobson, Linda, Carmean, Harry, Very Good+ (cover edges rubbed and discolored), Borden Publishing Company, Alhambra, 1975, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, 105 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

105 dynamic life drawings by this revered Art Center instructor--the only living artist that was ever included in this Master Draughtsman Series. Quite...

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Drawing the Head and Hands
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Very Fine in Fine Dustjacket , Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan, 2011, Hardcover, boards with dust jacket, English

From the publisher: "The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG+ (mild fraying and bumping to the corners, binding & interior very soun, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 6th 1970, cloth

Loomis provides detailed instruction on creating idealized features and faces in the "Chicago advertising art" style of Sundblom and Gil Elvgren . This...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
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Very Good+/Very Good+ (mild fraying and bumping to the upper corners, otherwise book is very clean and brigh, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 7th 1970, Hardcover, cloth, English

Recently reprinted by Titan, this is the original publisher's edition with far superior reproduction of the many pencil drawings. Loomis provides detailed...

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Gerald Scarfe, Scarfe, Gerald, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Little Brown, New York, 2006, 1st American, 12.75 inches, 10.2 inches, 352 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 400 illustrations by Scarfe. From the publisher: Artist, stage designer, political cartoonist, and satirist, Gerald Scarfe has given us some of...

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Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (book has light spotting to top edge, lightly shelfworn dustjacket has a small puncture along the spine), Hampton Falls, NH, Donald M. Grant, 1992, 1st, 978-1880418055, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, x, 119 pages, over 103 color and 34 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well...

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Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to dustjacket), Hampton Falls, NH, Donald M. Grant, 1992, 1st, 978-1880418055, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, x, 119 pages, over 103 color and 34 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well...

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Do Re Mi
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Garson Kanin, Al Hirschfeld, Kanin, Garson, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (mild wear to lower corners, dustjacket edgeworn, spine sunned), Little Brown, Boston, 1955, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 90 pages, 29 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A Runyonesque novel of gangland and Broadway (by the writer of Born Yesterday and other films and books) with 29 wonderful two-color illustrations by...

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James Gurney, Gurney, James, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Andrew McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 2007, 1st, 10 inches, 10.5 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, boards, English

A first printing inscribed by the artist with a drawing. From the publisher: The fourth book in James Gurney's best-selling Dinotopia series...

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Very Fine, William L. Bird, Jr., Harry R. Rubenstein, Bird, Jr. and Harry R. Rubenstein, William L., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998, 978156981406, 8 inches, 8.75 inches, viii, 111 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster -- inexpensive, accessible, and...

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