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Herblock: The Life and Works of the Great…

Herblock: The Life and Works of the Great Political Cartoonist

by Herbert Block, Haynes Johnson (Introduction), Harry L. Katz (Editor)

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A sumptuous collection of Herblock's cartoons from 1933 to his death in 2001, with annotation, commentary and text about Herblock, his life, his beliefs and his work. Herbert Block has been my favorite and most highly respected political cartoonist for decades, and this well-deserved homage and collection of his work is particularly well-done. I have nearly all of his published books, and there are many here that I am sure I've never seen before. And while I'm not sure time will ever permit me to peruse them all, the included DVD of over 18,000 of his cartoons is very appreciated also. I also like that most of the cartoons are depicted full-page; Herblock's art is deceptively understated and economical, but powerful. A real pleasure to read; I'm sorry that Herblock's death two weeks before 9/11 prevented us from seeing his take on the events that followed. ( )
  burnit99 | Apr 26, 2010 |
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A celebration of the man and his work, including a DVD with 18,000-plus cartoons.

There was no one like him. Throughout a career spanning seventy-two years and thirteen American presidents, Herblock’s spare, folksy cartoons made complex issues seem simple and moral choices clear. Syndicated throughout the country, his cartoons focused on important issues of the time, making Americans take note of the human folly that is politics.

Published in conjunction with a Library of Congress exhibition chronicling his life and times, Herblock will warm the hearts of all who have followed his work in the past and serve as an introduction of his work to a new generation. It is a celebration of his life that reinforces the importance of editorial cartoons as a vital means for expressing political opinion in America. Haynes Johnson provides a reverent and insightful biography, while Harry Katz places Herblock and his work in context. In addition to more than two hundred fifty cartoons in the text, a DVD containing more than 18,000 cartoons completes the collection. 256 cartoons

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