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Author Harvey, Robert C.

Title The art of the comic book : an aesthetic history / Robert C. Harvey.

Imprint Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  741.509 H262a 1996    ---  Available
Description x, 288 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Series Studies in popular culture
Studies in popular culture (Jackson, Miss.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-283) and index.
Contents A word to the fore beats a pair of anything -- 1. Slouching toward an aesthetic : the beginning of a critical vocabulary -- 2. Legions in long underwear : the advent of the comic book and the reign of the superhero -- 3. The search for art and meaning : Westerns and the American spirit -- 4. But is it art? : the spirit of Will Eisner -- 5. The heroic avenue to art : experimentation and the mark of Kane -- 6. The comic book as individual expression : Harvey Kurtzman and the revolution -- 7. Style and flash and filigree : manipulating breakdowns, composition, and layout for effect -- 8. Only in the comics : why cartooning is not the same as filmmaking -- 9. The lonely hearts club band : autobiographical angst and other adventures in topics and treatments -- 10. All together now.
Summary Traces the evolution of comic books from their beginnings in the 1930s through the mid-1990s, demonstrating how the words and pictures function together as a unique art form.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst00869145
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 0878057579 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780878057573 (cloth : alk. paper)
0878057587 (paper : alk. paper)
9780878057580 (paper : alk. paper)

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