A Manara art book with over 300 full-page color illustrations and no text other than section titles in its 320 pages. Many of the illustrations have never been collected before. The final 19 pages "Heroines" is devoted to Manara's depictions of health professionals and essential workers in the first year of the Covid.
From the publisher:
Manara and women is, in a way, the synthesis of his entire career. The Italian maestro has glorified them tirelessly, in all eras, in all situations, on all media (comics, illustration, advertising...). The "Manara woman" has even become an archetype of femininity, a subject of endless fantasies and admiration.
This beautiful book brings together images conceived throughout the author's career, and especially in the most recent years. Mostly unpublished in books in France, you will find, among other things, portraits of actresses, creations for posters, for the press or advertising, reinterpretations of the most famous female characters from his albums, commissions for exhibitions, and personal drawings. A magnificent book and an ideal gift for lovers of beautiful images!