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Legends of the Blues - New SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing

Stout, William

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ISBN 10: 1419706861 / ISBN 13: 9781419706868
Published by Harry N. Abrams, 2013
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Flawless brand new 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover in brand new dust jacket with brand new CD *SIGNED* by the author on the title page with the additional exhortation "De Blooz 4ever!" and the date (2013, the date of publication) without inscription to any particular person. "William Stout's Legends of the Blues celebrates the glorious men and women who created the enduring legacy and the unique sound of the blues. Bill's wonderful ink and watercolor paintings of legendary blues musicians beautifully capture the distinct personalities of these amazing and important American artists. Stout's portraits give us the performance craziness of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, the haunted gaze of Robert Johnson, the power of Howlin' Wolf, and the sly grin of a young Bo Diddley." -- John Landis, Director of The Blues Brothers. We will wrap this great collector's copy in bubble-wrap to protect the corners and ship it in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH285

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Title: Legends of the Blues - New SIGNED 1st ...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Robert Johnson, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Howlin? Wolf, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters—say their names out loud and you can just hear the blues. Now, acclaimed artist William Stout visualizes these artists and their music with 100 stunning portraits. This graphically powerful collection includes profiles of classic musicians drawn by a master illustrator. Stout beautifully captures the signature style of each blues legend and then adds authoritative biographical text with personal and humorous writing that brings it on home. Includes recommended playlists and an exclusive bonus music CD.

Praise for Legends of the Blues:

“So good, you?d think illustrator William Stout made a deal with the devil.? —Mother Jones.com

“I could go on and on about how much I love Stout's detailed pen-and-ink work and pleasing watercolors? – Boing Boing
 

About the Author:

William Stout is an award-winning artist and writer who has worked for over 45 years in various media, including comics ( Tarzan and Little Annie Fanny, with Harvey Kurtzman); film (with Monty Python, Jim Henson, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Disney); the record industry; magazine illustration; and public murals at museums across the country, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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