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    J. C. Leyendecker (Hardback) By (author) Laurence S. Cutler, By (author) Judy Goffman Cutler

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    DescriptionOne of the most prolific and successful artists of the Golden Age Illustration, J.C. Leyendecker captivated audiences throughout the first half of the twentieth century. With a signature style that possessed great warmth and imagination, Leyendecker is perhaps best known for his creation of the archetype of the fashionable male with his advertisements for Arrow Collar in the 1910s through the 1920s. These images sold to an eager public the idea of a glamorous lifestyle, the bedrock upon which modern advertising was built. He also was the creator instantly recognizable icons, such as Santa Claus (conceived as a portly, white-haired man clad in red velvet), that are to this day an integral part of the lexicon of society.An important influence on Norman Rockwell, Leyendecker was commissioned to paint more "Saturday Evening Post" covers than any other artist. Leyendecker lived for much of his adult life with Charles Beach, on whom the stylish men in his artwork was modelled, and while he kept his homosexuality hidden from public scrutiny, he nevertheless gathered a strong following in the gay-interest community. In the first book about the artist in more than twenty years, J.C. Leyendecker features his masterworks, rare paintings and other artwork, including the 322 covers he did for the "Post", as well as other magazines, including Harper's and Collier's. Accompained by a revealing text that delves into both his artistic evolution and personal life, J.C. Leyendecker restores his rightful position in the pantheon of great American illustrators.

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    J. C. Leyendecker
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence S. Cutler, By (author) Judy Goffman Cutler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 249 mm
    Height: 284 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,520 g
    ISBN 13: 9780810995215
    ISBN 10: 0810995212

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    BIC subject category V2: AKL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000, DES007040
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    B&T Approval Code: A03800000, A03401000
    DC22: 741.973, 741.6/52092, 741.652092
    LC classification: NC975.5.L4 A4 2008
    LC subject heading: , ,
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    Thema V1.0: AGB, AKC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    600 colour, 40 b&w images
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    01 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Laurence S. Cutler is the chairman and co-founder of The National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, Rhode Island. Judy Goffman Cutler owns The American Illustrators Gallery in New York. She is the co-founder of The National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, Rhode Island.