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American Beauties: The Artwork of Harrison Fisher (2012)

by Harrison Fisher

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Do not combine with the 1907 publication with similar name. This is a compilation of Fisher's art that goes well beyond the less than two dozen illustrations of the 1907 book.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486489108, Paperback)

Harrison Fisher's portraits of healthy, poised, active, and confident women set the standard for the concept of American beauty during the early years of the twentieth century. The artist enjoyed enormous popularity from 1905 to 1920, serving as a judge in nationwide beauty contests and maintaining a celebrity status that was unparalleled for an illustrator. This original publication recaptures the images that made Fisher famous, compiling his very best black-and-white and color illustrations for Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Ladies Home Journal as well as for books and other publications.
The successors to the stylish Gibson Girls created by Charles Dana Gibson, Fisher's idealized women reflect an aspirational degree of wealth and social ease. They ride horses, play tennis, swim, go motoring in newfangled automobiles, and graciously bask in the admiration of attractive young men. These century-old images from a moment in our country's cultural history will appeal to enthusiasts of graphic art and illustration as well as to students of American art and popular culture.

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Harrison Fisher's portraits of healthy, poised, active, and confident women set the standard of American beauty in the early 20th century ? and he enjoyed a celebrity status that was unparalleled for an illustrator. This original publication compiles his very best black-and-white and color illustrations for Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, books, and other publications.… (more)

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