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The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer's Newspaper, 1898-1911
Joseph Pulitzer's New York World flourished at the turn of the twentieth century, and out of it grew what we think of as the modern daily paper. The World was famous for muckraking and sensationalism, but to a contemporary eye what is most striking about the paper (and in particular its Sunday edition) is that it was filled with colorful art -- caricatures, full-page carto ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published September 29th 2005 by Bulfinch
(first published 2005)
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An giant oversize book of full page reproductions from Pulitzer's turn of the century newspapers. The reproduced pages are full color, and all from the Sunday supplement, so are rife with comics, models, to scale diagrams (including one of various gun diameters used on ships), and illustrated sensational and lurid stories. If any of this sounds interesting, go buy the book asap. You won't be disappointed.
It's one thing to say how much you love newspapers and their role in American history and culture. It's another thing to rescue them from the dumpster, literally, as Nicholson Baker has done. This is an amazing reproduction of some jaw-droppingly beautiful newspapers, and to admire (and read) some issues that were on the cutting-edge of late-19th-century journalism and color production techniques. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Nicholson Baker is a contemporary American writer of fiction and non-fiction. As a novelist, his writings focus on minute inspection of his characters' and narrators' stream of consciousness. His unconventional novels deal with topics such as voyeurism and planned assassination, and they generally de-emphasize narrative in favor of intense character work. Baker's enthusiasts appreciate his ability ...moreMore about Nicholson Baker...