Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life

Hardcover | October 1, 2011

byTodd OldhamIllustratorCharley Harper

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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.

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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 co...

Todd Oldham is one of the most beloved and mediagenic designers working today. Originally a couture fashion designer with several stores in New York, and a commentator on MTV's House of Style, Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design, from film and photography to furniture and graphic art. Todd appears frequently as a c...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 6.3 × 8.9 × 1.5 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:AMMO Books, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934429821

ISBN - 13:9781934429822

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic This book has a great interview with the artist and contains images from 4 of his books as well as very interesting advertisements and posters that he did. It takes you back to another time.
Date published: 2013-07-26

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"This gorgeously reproduced overview of the work of American modernist Charley Harper is a labor of love from Todd Oldham. ... Oldham's tribute to his hero (who died in 2007, at age 84) floats on the wings of these beautiful creatures and Harper's expressive, one-of-a-kind talent." —NPR