This monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Bob Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick.
The is the most ingenious collection of New Yorker cartoons published in book form, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a prodigious, slip-cased, two-volume, 1,600-page A-to-Z curation of cartoons from the magazine from 1924 to the present. Mankofffor thirty years the cartoon editor of the New Yorkerorganizes nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 250 categories of recurring New Yorker themes and visual tropes, including cartoons on banana peels, meeting St. Peter, being stranded on a desert island, snowmen, lion tamers, Adam and Eve, the Grim Reaper, and dogs, of course. The result is hilarious and Mankoff's commentary throughout adds both depth and whimsy. The collection also includes a foreword by New Yorker editor David Remnick. This is stunning gift for the millions of New Yorker readers and anyone looking for some humor in the evolution of social commentary.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Edition description:||B&N Exclusive Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 12.60(h) x 4.00(d)|
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The archive more than met my expectations. The large size makes reading easy and there are so many cartoons to look and and captions to read the there are many hours of enjoyment in the volumes. Well worth the price! The only negative is it is HEAVY!