Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Reel Art Press (September 18, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.4 x 11.6 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Separate Cinema by John Duke Kisch is the book of a lifetime which carefully and lovingly presents black movie poster art. It allows one to sit in their home or office and be able to marvel at and enjoy this unique art form within the grand pages of this impressive book. Readers and art lovers are provided with a rare and important piece of forgotten film history. The pain, suffering, pride and pleasures of theses often forgotten black performers and artists come to life within each page of cinema poster art in Kisch's new book. "it's much lager than a coffee table book but rather a "living-room tome". I bought copies of his much smaller printing of Separate Cinema for my family members ages ago but this new rendering is a whole wonderfully different animal.http://www..com/Rhythm-Sale-Grant-Harper-Reid/dp/0615678289
excellent piece of art and learning...all the movies I expected were in there and countless more I had no idea about. very much appreciate the effort that was put in to the creation of this book. it really is a must have
Back in 1992 I got a paperback book on early black movies titled A Separate Cinema, which celebrated 50 years of black films. Now, from the UK (available in US from ), comes a gorgeously illustrated book with a similar title: Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art (Reel Art Press). This heavy (five pounds!) hardbound 320-page volume is bursting with colorful reproductions - and informative text - of rare international editions of film advertising. Because many black films - especially pre-1955 - were musicals (or featured black entertainers), there a lot here for the record collector as well as the movie and black culture fan. The posters for films like New Orleans, Stormy Weather, and Hallelujah jump right off the page. This is a quality book and one you'll look at often.I hope yiu found this review both helpful and informativeSteve Ramm"Anything Phonographic"
This book is definitely a conversation piece. It will keep your guests entertained for a bit as they flip through the pages. However, I just don't think it's worth as must as I paid for it. The cover art is soooo captivating. But I must admit, I was a bit let down upon receiving the book and reviewing it myself.
Anyone fascinated with African-American movies and the history thereof, will enjoy this table top bookIt is wonderful to see the roles and the part African-Americans played in advancing cinema.
There is much in this book that speaks and shows our history as Americans in films i.e.; how we view each other and portray one another, and indeed it was separate then….not as much now…..
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