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The World on Sunday : graphic art in Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper (1898-1911) / Nicholson Baker and Margaret Brentano

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Baker, Nicholson  Search this
Brentano, Margaret  Search this
Pulitzer, Joseph 1847-1911  Search this
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xii, 131 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 35 cm
Joseph Pulitzer's New York World flourished at the turn of the twentieth century, and out of it grew what we think of as the modern daily paper. The World was famous for muckraking and sensationalism, but to a contemporary eye what is most striking about the paper (and in particular its Sunday edition) is that it was filled with colorful art--caricatures, full-page cartoons, disaster drawings, fiction illustrations, hand-lettered typography, weird science, halftone photographs, maps, and more. Co-authors Baker and Brentano have selected 85 of the finest examples of period reporting, bold and playful graphic design, long-lost comic strips, and society pieces from the heyday of the New York World for reproduction in this delightful, oversized volume. Baker's introductory essay argues the significance and beauty of Pulitzer's paper, and Brentano's detailed captions and notes accompany the colorful reproductions throughout.--From publisher description.
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