Eighth Annual of Advertising Art from Advertisements Shown at the Exhibition of the Art Directors Club, Art Center, New York, May 4 to 29, 1929

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Book Condition: Very Good Plus


4to. 29 by 21 cm. [15], 134, [46] pp. With hundreds of pictorial ads reproduced, mostly several to a page, but a significant number full page and 39 pages in full color. With the distance of nine decades, one can see that the close affinity of these fine examples of commercial art and the more high-toned gallery artwork of the day, and that the boundary separating the commerical from the more purely artistic was a blur. In fact, some of the designers, painters or photographers here are revered today for their non-commercial work.. Guy Arnoux, Edward Steichen, Norman Rockwell, Benito, N.C. Wyeth, Georges LePape, Rockwell Kent are among those with recognizable names today. Here abound cloched hatted Flappers, handsome Arrow-collared Ivy Leaguers, Art Deco linealities and sophistication, the dramatic city-scapes evocative of Sloane, Bellows and Hopper, literal historicism. There is a wide range of styles and sensibilities, but an overarching commonality is the effective economy and drama invested in so many of the images. Light wear to the cover.

Title: Eighth Annual of Advertising Art from Advertisements Shown at the Exhibition of the Art Directors Club, Art Center, New York, May 4 to 29, 1929

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Categories: Color Plate Books, Advertising, Posters,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Art Directors Club of New York: 1929

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good Plus

Item lbs: 3.00 Item lbs

Seller ID: 004611