Sunday, March 22, 2009

J.C. Leyendecker


If you've been on the fence about this book, then consider this a friendly shove. I recently ordered it on-line, based on several reviews, and I couldn't be happier. I can't say that I've read a single word yet, but that's not my primary reason for buying a book on Leyendecker. That being said, he did have an interesting life, and I'm looking forward learning more about him.

While we're on the subject, there's also a documentary about him from a few years ago. Admittedly, it's doesn't have the highest production value, but I did enjoy watching it. You don't have to buy the DVD as it's available through Netflix.

4 comments:

  1. Ah...this book has been sitting on my "want" list for quite some time now. I can't say why I haven't jumped on it sooner, especially considering how everyone I know that has one says its a good book...

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  2. Yeah man, I actually peeped this book yesterday at the college library. I couldn't check it out cause it was on reserve. And it's brand new! 2008. But I'm studying Leyendecker right now too. He's the man!

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  3. good call. I've gotta start building up my library with awesome art books. I was just looking over a friends Steve Rude art hardcover and it looked amazing.

    Jealousy. Oh so much.

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  4. I have been waiting for a book on Leyendecker for 8 years now, the last book on him was done in 1973 well worth the wait i think.

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