Paperback Art of James Avati SC (2005) comic books
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1st printing. James Avati (1912-2005) is regarded as the pre-eminent painter of paperback covers in the second half of the 20th century. Known as the "King of the Paperbacks," Avati designed realistic cover illustrations for novels by the likes of Steinbeck, Faulkner, Salinger, Caldwell, and Moravia. In this lavishly illustrated book, graphic designer Piet Schreuders reconstructs Avati's life and 40-year career. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 200 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $39.99.