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Maxfield Parrish & the illustrators of the Golden Age
Wagner, Margaret E.
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San Francisco : Pomegranate, [2000]

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120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Anna Whelan Betts -- Ethel Franklin Betts -- Elizabeth Shippen Green -- Howard Pyle -- Mead Schaeffer -- Frank Schoonover -- Jessie Willcox Smith -- N.C. Wyeth -- Maxfield Parrish.
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NC975.5.P37 W34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist - after all, she's the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men.It doesn't help that she's gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He's a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy...but he's her dad, and Quinn's just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs...and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth.Once again, Deb Caletti has created a motley crew of lovably flawed characters who bond over the shared experiences of fear, love, pain, and joy - in other words, real life."Caletti's gifts for voice and for conjuring multidimensional personalities are at their sharpest." Publishers Weekly starred review

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Booklist Review

Lately, attention has turned again to the great American illustrators of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These new books cover many of the same artists. Each places one artist first among equals for thematic purposes. The theme of adventure links the contents of coeditors Dell and Reed's album. First, Reed sketches the improvements in literacy and printing that fueled the great illustrators' rise, and also the Brandywine School begun by Howard Pyle to help young artists polish their illustrative skills. Thereafter, he and eight other experts annotate 34 colorplates, a handful of them two-page-wide foldouts, to reveal the original paintings' aesthetic distinctions as well as literary contexts. The pictures are sorted into five thematic chapters--"Chivalry," "Pirates," "The American Indian," "The Frontier," and "The Art of Illustration--A Personal Journey." The journeyer of that last chapter is N. C. Wyeth, whose work appears in all the chapters, though in the first four in company with paintings by Pyle and four Pyle-Wyeth disciples. One of those four is not Maxfield Parrish. He wasn't a Brandywine acolyte, and his specialty was romantic fantasy, not the tense and gritty, if just as fanciful, adventure-tale mode of Wyeth and company. Yet Wagner puts eight Wyeths (two repeaters from Visions of Adventure) and seven Pyles amid the multitudinous Parrishes in her neat complement to Sylvia Yount's general presentation, Maxfield Parrish [BKL S 15 99]. The Brandywiners' work is much more dynamic than Parrish's, but its concern with chivalry overlaps Parrish's with magic, and Parrish took the next step beyond Wyeth, in particular, in exploiting color. Except for the pictures accompanying Wagner's fine essay on Parrish's illustration career, each colorplate is presented with the bit of story or poem for which it was made. The work of seven additional artists, including two of The Red Rose Girls [BKL Mr 15 00] of Alice A. Carter's fascinating study, also appears to resplendent advantage. --Ray Olson

Table of Contents

Laurence S. Cutler
Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Maxfield Parrish and the Illustrators of the Golden Agep. 11
Plates: The Illustrators of the Golden Agep. 49
Plates: Maxfield Parrishp. 79
Notesp. 112
List of Illustrationsp. 115
Indexp. 117