Exploitation Poster Art
Tony Nourmand & Graham Marsh
Sex, drugs, delinquency, black power, alternative culture and, of course,
rock 'n roll: these are just some of the themes that have attracted
cinema's bottom-feeders over the past eighty years. A few of the
resulting films have become cult classics, but most were simply tacky.
used to promote them, on the other hand, are wonderful period pieces
that vividly evoke the social fears, temptations and taboos of bygone
Softcover, 191 pp. $39.95.
Elvis Presley: Silver Screen Icon
Steve Templeton has spent years collecting Elvis memorabilia. This book
features a collection of movie posters which spans Elvis's film career
in brilliant colour. Complete with a background and rare information
about each movie, this book is a must for Elvis collectors and fans
alike. Specific information about each poster style and a special
pricing section finish off this beautiful collection of movie posters
the first of its kind. Hardcover, 200 pp. $67.95.
The Art of Italian Film Posters
Featuring over 250 posters from the early years of the twentieth century up to
the late 1970s, The Art of the Italian Film Posters presents
a comprehensive collection of posters for films by classic directors such as
Fellini, Pasolini, Antonioni, Rossellini, and De Sica, alongside cult hits such
as the horror film Suspiria and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone. Softcover,
213 pp. $39.95.
The Star Wars Poster Book
Stephen J. Sansweet & Peter Vilmer
Collected here in one stunning volume are 350 of the most amazing
Star Wars movie posters -- some famously identifiable, some extremely
many completely hand-painted. Considered to be some of the greatest
of all time, these domestic and foreign posters range from surreal
to photorealistic, and from campy to darkly serious. This comprehensive
volume include behind-the-scenes stories, insightful quotes from
poster artists and designers, and a complete rating scale of more
than 2,000 Star Wars posters along with a bootleg identification
guide. Hardcover, 320 pp. $67.50.
The Independent Movie Poster Book
Spencer Drate, Judith Salavetz & Dave Kehr
Independent films often introduce unique scenarios that inspire graphic
designers, illustrators, and photographers. This visually stunning
volume -- the first movie poster book devoted exclusively to independent
-- showcases some of the most provocative and original movie posters
ever created. From David Lynch's cult classic Eraserhead to Sophia
Coppola's recent sensation Lost in Translation, this colorful and
book displays the incredible range of creativity exhibited in hundreds
of independent film posters from the 1980s to the present. Softcover,
176 pp. $43.95.
Bad Girls: Film Fatales, Sirens, and Molls
Sensational and unapologetic, B movie bad girls of the big screen starred in
sexy suspense thrillers during film's golden age. Blinded by desire, crazed with
jealousy, and ripe with sin, the luscious, lascivious ladies of B movie fame
broke the innocent female stereotype. A celebration of the wicked, the wayward,
and the wanton, Bad Girls -- a collection of movie posters,
lobby cards, and photographs -- pays tribute to the actresses who made careers
out of being bad. Hardcover, 176 pp. $55.95.
The Queer Movie Poster Book
From the underground to the Oscar-winning, the titillating to the tasteful,
the campy to the heartfelt, The Queer Movie Poster Book is a captivating
visual history of the best of queer film culture. Softcover, 132 pp.
The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan
Drew Struzan's talent for capturing what is both human and heroic
in the face of a movie character has made him the top Hollywood film
campaign artist for the past thirty years. His skill and artistry are
often imitated but remain unmatched. This ravishing collection of Struzan's
finest work, is a veritable catalogue of some of the most indelible
images in film history. Softcover, 120 pp. $42.50.
Silver Screen Samurai
The Best of Japan's Samurai Movie Posters
For over half a century, samurai movies haved wowed audiences
around the world with their gory sword fights and tear-jerking tales
of honour and sacrifice. This first-ever collection of original samurai
movie art pays glorious tribute to a cinematic genre that is truly
Japanese. Silver Screen Samurai is a must-have for samurai
fans, movie-buffs and lovers of poster art. Softcover, 111 pp. $29.95.
Italian Film Posters
With a rich history in the visual arts and an innate predisposition
towards the grand and passionate, Italy has produced some of the
finest film posters in the world. These bold, vivid, and evocative
images have the power to arouse expectations of romance, mystery,
action, or escape. This stunning collection is the first of its kind
to be published in English. Hardcover, 152 pp. $59.95.
Classic Movie Posters from the TCM Archives
Vintage movie posters have a style all their own. They are so
utterly beguiling that it is no surprise that audiences flocked to
see the films that they were advertising. Looking through this visual
feast of rare, vintage posters, you'll be stunned to see that time
has not lessened the allure of these images one bit. A classic collection.
Softcover, 168 pp. $29.95.
A Century of Movie Posters: From Silent to Arthouse
An in-depth look at the fascinating history of the movie poster
from the perspective of graphic design specialist Emily King. From
Hollywood blockbusters to obscure foreign films, this book charts
the development of posters that have adorned cinema walls for the
last 100 years. Beautifully illustrated in colour and black & white.
Hardcover, 224 pp. $57.95.
Retro Stud: Muscle Movie Posters from Around the World
The momentous debut of Hercules in 1959 ushered in a new genre of gladiator-style,
sword and sandal epics. David Chapman's Retro Stud is the first book devoted
exclusively to the international psoters featuring the studs and damsels of this
bygone genre. Dramatic, alluring, sexy, and erotic, these posters have been lovingly
reproduced in this one-of-a-kind volume. Hardcover, 127 pp. $26.95.
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