Charley Harper

Charley Harper

An Illustrated Life

Book - 2011
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Charley Harper was an American original. For more than six decades he painted colorful and graphic illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike, from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, until he passed away in 2007, at the age of 84. Renowned New York-based designer Todd Oldham rediscovered Charley's work in 2001, and collaborated closely with him in the ensuing years; combing through his extensive archive to edit and design this stunning monograph. This new "mini" edition is a popularly priced, beautiful tribute to Charley Harper's singular style, which he referred to as Minimal Realism.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] :, AMMO, American Modern Books,, [2011]
ISBN: 9781934429822
Branch Call Number: 769.92 HA
Characteristics: 405 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 17 x 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Oldham, Todd


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Jul 13, 2017

A stunningly beautiful book of the works of Charley Harper, an astoundingly prolific and accomplished artist. Don't miss the in-depth interview by Todd Oldham, designer and super-fan. Mr. Harper's graphic artistry achieves excellence. His application of color is masterful. His observation of, then distillation of, nature (birds in particular) is a joyful case study in top tier artistry. Sit back and drink in the wonderful world of Charley Harper; I dare you not to become a fan.


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