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Covers of the Twentieth Century

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Every page is memorable, every image unforgettable, every moment meaningful. Take a tour of the entire twentieth century through the more than 500 of the most outstanding magazine covers from around the world--"Look, Life, Der Spiegel," and "Paris Match" among them. Each one stands witness to an era when magazines kept headlines to a minimum, allowing the pictures to speak for themselves. From political figures to fashion to movie stars, from depictions of daily life, 100 years of imaginative and thought-provoking design unfolds. Such titles as "Esquire, Harper's Bazaar," and "Vogue "set the styles with the greatest artists; Andy Warhol's "Interview "later showcased cutting-edge art direction and images from photographers, such as Francesco Scavullo. Here, too, are refined, witty, and often satiric drawings from "The New Yorker" and Norman Rockwell's nostalgic paintings from "The Saturday Evening Post." See how journals throughout the world portrayed a monster (Adolf Hitler), key heads of state (Khruschev, De Gaulle, Kennedy), two world wars, the Beatles and Vietnam, and royal weddings (Princess Grace, Princess Di). From "Punch "and "Playboy "to "Time "and "Jours de France," it's an amazing, sometimes joyful and sometimes sober, look at life in the last century.
Publisher: [London] : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
ISBN: 9780297829713
Characteristics: 191 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 x 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vidaling, Raphaele


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