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Publisher Comments:

Playing cards are ephemeral; they are used, become worn and then just get thrown away. Good quality examples of playing cards featuring the graphics of the past are hard to find in sufficient volume and variety to make an interesting collection. That is why the discovery of this collection at an estate auction in upstate New York was such a windfall. The 300 cards collected here were printed during the 1930s and 1940s. The subjects are as varied as the graphic styles, and for that very reason all of these cards provide the opportunity to look back through a well-focused window into the inspiring and colorful past of playing card graphic design. In examining the cards and the industry that produced them,

Synopsis:

The varied graphic styles of playing cards from the 1930s and 1940s reveal aspects of culture, and the culture of design.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780976224525
Commentaries:
Poole, Buzz
Publisher:
Mark Batty Publisher
Commentaries:
Poole, Buzz
Author:
Pearlstein, Ira
Author:
Poole, Buzz
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
Paper Ephemera
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
4.6 x 12 x 0.7 in 1.375 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Miscellaneous Collecting
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Paper Ephemera Collectibles
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Games » Card Games

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Product details 128 pages Mark Batty Publisher - English 9780976224525 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The varied graphic styles of playing cards from the 1930s and 1940s reveal aspects of culture, and the culture of design.
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