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In this darkly delightful first monograph — also a board book — Thomas Allen selects the pulpiest of pulp paperbacks and then lovingly slices out a figure from the cover, gently folds it into position and constructs a witty and oftentimes suggestive scene around it. In "Thirst," a sultry dame reaches from her cover toward a guy with a bottle on a nearby volume; in "Teeter," a man careens toward the edge of a stack of paperbacks, ready to topple. Dogs howl; ships sail; punches fly.

Inspired by a love of pop-up books, Hollywood noir, westerns and pulp fiction, Allen revels in the different roles he must play to create his scenarios: "In addition to being a photographer, I play talent scout, casting director, stage manager, lighting supervisor and film editor." Once his original tableaux are perfectly composed, he photographs them in shallow focus, rendering his prints with the dreamy effect of the classic View-Master stereoscopic toy, which has been a long-time inspiration.

From femmes fatales to hard-boiled gumshoes, Allen's newly enlivened characters seem to burst from the hefty boards of this almost toylike book, apparently unable to contain themselves. Uncovered includes an introduction by Chip Kidd, one of the most innovative graphic designers working today. Kidd has used Allen's work in many cover designs, including a series of James Ellroy novels.

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Fans of classic pulp paperbacks will flip over photographer Thomas Allen's delightful reconstructions. Taking covers from the pulpiest of pulp novels, Allen creates witty new scenes inspired by Hollywood noir, westerns, hard-boiled fiction, and femme fatale favorites. Aperture

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Lea Anna, January 7, 2012 (view all comments by Lea Anna)
I absolutely love the work of Thomas Allen. The way he takes pulp covers and transforms them is really interesting and impressive. This is a great collection, but I have to give it a lower score because of two things. One is that it is so brief. Two is I don't like the fact that it is a board book. The photographs by Allen are presented nicely in this collection, but I think they would be a lot better in a regular binding, not child-like board book. Other than those two things, I think this is a great collection of photographs by a very inventive man. Check out his work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781597110532
Author:
Allen, Thomas
Publisher:
Aperture
Foreword by:
Kidd, Chip
Foreword:
Kidd, Chip
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Design - Book
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Book
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
Diorama
Subject:
Photography-Photographers
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
Board Books
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.41x7.13x.89 in. 1.37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fans of classic pulp paperbacks will flip over photographer Thomas Allen's delightful reconstructions. Taking covers from the pulpiest of pulp novels, Allen creates witty new scenes inspired by Hollywood noir, westerns, hard-boiled fiction, and femme fatale favorites. Aperture
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