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Inventions: The Legendary Works (A) of America’s (B) Most Honored (C) Cartoonist

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Welcome to the world of that archetypal American, Reuben Lucius Goldberg, the dean of American cartoonists for most of the twentieth century. For more than sixty-five years, Rube Goldberg's syndicated cartoons -- he produced more than fifty strips -- appeared in as many as a thousand newspapers annually He was earning a hundred thousand dollars a year...in 1915. He wrote

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 20th 2000 by Simon & Schuster (first published October 1st 1996)
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Tom Tabasco
Aug 06, 2015 Tom Tabasco rated it really liked it
This is a really funny collection of comics by Rube Goldberg. I did not know his name or his work before finding this book, but I understand he was one of the most popular comic artist in America, and based on the ingenuity and creative power of his art, I can understand why.

Goldberg's comic strips were published on newspapers in the years around 1920 and 1930.

Most of the drawings included in this book are "Rub Glodberg machines": fantastic creations that are supposed to simplify everyday's li
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Aug 05, 2009 Tony rated it really liked it
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Wolfe, Maynard Frank. RUBE GOLDBERG: Inventions – The Legendary Works (A) of America’s (B) Most Honored (C) Cartoonist. (2000). ****. This end-table-sized book (not quite big enough for a coffee table book) manages to give a good overview of Goldberg the man and Goldberg the cartoonist. He was born in San Francisco on July Fourth, 1883, and lived until 1970 – busy on various projects until the day that he died. He always to be an artist, but at the urging of his father, took a degree in engineer ...more
Erik
May 03, 2015 Erik rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic-strips
Goldberg's inventions are pretty fantastic and he uses a lot of interesting visuals. Most are just kind of clever though, and it's not something I'd ever feel the need to look at again.
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Jun 28, 2015 Mary Good rated it it was ok
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Not for me but I think Dave will enjoy it.
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“Many of the younger generation know my name in a vague way and connect it with grotesque inventions, but don't believe that I ever existed as a person. They think I am a nonperson, just a name that signifies a tangled web of pipes or wires or strings that suggest machinery. My name to them is like a spiral staircase, veal cutlets, barber's itch—terms that give you an immediate picture of what they mean.” 3 likes
“Professor Butts walks in his sleep, strolls through a cactus field in his bare feet, and screams out an idea for a self-operating napkin.” 3 likes
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