The Art Of Rube Goldberg: (a) Inventive (b) Cartoon (c) Genius by Jennifer GeorgeThe Art Of Rube Goldberg: (a) Inventive (b) Cartoon (c) Genius by Jennifer George

The Art Of Rube Goldberg: (a) Inventive (b) Cartoon (c) Genius

byJennifer GeorgeIllustratorRube GoldbergIntroduction byAdam Gopnik

Hardcover | November 12, 2013

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Not many of us make it into the dictionary as an adjective. But then again, Rube Goldberg was no ordinary noun. He was a cartoonist, humorist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, and in a 72-year career he wrote and illustrated nearly 50,000 cartoons. Goldberg (1883–1970) was the most famous cartoonist of his time, best known for his comical inventions, which were syndicated in daily newspapers throughout the world. Author Jennifer George celebrates all aspects of her grandfather’s career, from his very first published drawings in his high school newspaper and college yearbook to his iconic inventions, his comic strips and advertising work, and his later sculpture and Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoons. Also included are essays by noted comics historians, rare photographs, letters, memorabilia, and patents, many reproduced here for the first time. Brilliantly designed and packaged to capture the inventiveness of Rube Goldberg’s work, The Art of Rube Goldberg is a coffee table book the whole family can enjoy.
From Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary:


Rube Gold·berg. adjective \rüb-ˈgōl(d)-ˌbərg\: accomplishing by complex means


what seemingly could be done simply ; also: characterized by such complex means. also: Rube Gold·berg·i·an


 


“Goldberg’s cartoons touch the edge of modern art.”


                                                           —Adam Gopnik, from his introduction

Jennifer George is the granddaughter of Rube Goldberg. She is a writer and a jewelry and clothing designer. For almost twenty years her label was carried at Bergdorf Goodman, Barney’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and dozens of other specialty stores across the U.S. She lives in New York City.  Adam Gopnik,staff writer for the New...
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Title:The Art Of Rube Goldberg: (a) Inventive (b) Cartoon (c) GeniusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 14.25 × 10.25 × 1.5 inPublished:November 12, 2013Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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“There will likely never be another Rube Goldberg. Fortunately, his granddaughter’s wonderful book ensures that we’ll always remember this one-of-a-kind cartooning legend.”