Top Hats and Flappers: The Art of Russell PattersonISBN: 156097737X;
The definitive collection of a legend from the golden age of magazine illustration. Imagine America in the 1920s, the last stand of the Golden Age of Illustration and a time of tremendous social change. On one side of Paradise were the nationally known illustrators like Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg, and J.C. Leyendecker. But rapidly gaining in popularity were the young irreverent illustrators/cartoonists who worked for the emerging humor magazines Judge, College Humor, Ballyhoo , and Life . These artists attempted to capture the verve and excitement of their times with an energetic line and frenzied pen-and-ink panels containing multitudes with the settings and dress?downtown speakeasy or uptown Stork Club, hot jazz bands or windy jump seats, slinky dresses set against top hat and tails?just as revealing as the lost souls of the Lost Generation. Of these young ink-slingers, the one who came closest to capturing this...
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