Aucun appareil Kindle n'est requis. Téléchargez l'une des applis Kindle gratuites et commencez à lire les livres Kindle sur votre smartphone, tablette ou ordinateur.
Pour obtenir l'appli gratuite, saisissez votre ou numéro de téléphone mobile.
|Prix livre imprimé :||EUR 15,18|
|Prix Kindle :||
Économisez EUR 10,76 (71%)
In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman Format Kindle
|Neuf à partir de||Occasion à partir de|
Descriptions du produit
Détails sur le produit
Commentaires en ligne
Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com (beta)
Those of you that read MAUS are probably familiar with Art Spiegelman's life, but Francoise Mouly's life is equally interesting. Her father was a rich doctor, a Legion D'Honor medal winning plastic surgeon, whose life was ruined because he had lots of daughters and no sons. Francoise ruined his life again by choosing architecture over medicine, then she quit school to travel, moved to the USA, and there you go. All along she preferred to work with her hands (a skill badly-needed in 1970's Soho) and became the neighborhood handyman.
I think this book is a statement on what it takes to be a start-up. This was an era when people did their own repairs, never threw anything away, reused equipment and furniture, didn't use credit cards; in short, it was "austere" (Occupy Movement take note!) and you had to take care of yourself. The Success of Mouly and Spiegelman's RAW magazine was as much to do with their own hard work as was the content. There was no shortage of underground comix artist-Crumb, Burns, Griffin, Moscoso, Pekar-but you needed business sense to make a magazine for them. These people weren't hobbyists or profit-seekers; they were artists who worked hard. Today's startups in Brooklyn, they're always surprised at how much work they have to do and how little money they make. In the 1970's, the new magazines, stores, and restaurants were not a place to make mountains of money, and the people that started those businesses knew it and accepted it. A more apt title would be "They Had to Live For Their Art."
The book is short and not well promoted, which is a shame. It has all the things that make New York's history interesting; artist communities, Soho lofts, weird publications, do-it-yourself startups. Like most famous New Yorkers (uh-oh, get ready for a repeat of every other New York book I ever reviewed) they were from outside the city; Paris, France, and Rego Park, Queens.
Some more photos from the era would've been welcome, along with artwork from RAW magazine. I would also have like to learn a little more about Spiegelman's early career, and maybe have some photos of their old neighborhoods in Paris and Queens. But I'll forgive any shortfall in this book. After all, it's a low-budget book from a small press, and those of us who love zines and small presses appreciate the roughness, don't we?
In the 1980's Mouly and Spiegleman were co-founders of RAW, the magazine, and RAW press, which published great graphic art by Sue Coe, Gary Panter, and Jerry Moriarty, among others. Today Francoise Mouly is art editor of The New Yorker and the publisher of Toon Books.
Heer's book's is not a big coffee table book, but clearly a labor of love. It is handsomely printed and illustrated with selections from a wide variety of Mouly's projects, past and present.
This is a great book, and an easy read that covers a lot of ground between Mouly and Spiegelman. I highly recommend this book for all fans of graphic novels, comics, and art in general. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
ARC provided by NetGalley
Rechercher des articles similaires par rubrique
- Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Arts & Photography
- Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Artists, Architects & Photographers
- Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Literature & Fiction
- Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Popular Culture
- Livres anglais et étrangers > Arts & Photography
- Livres anglais et étrangers > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Artists, Architects & Photographers
- Livres anglais et étrangers > Literature & Fiction
- Livres anglais et étrangers > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Popular Culture