Hardcover. San Francisco, CA, Auad Publishing, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 207 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. This lavishly illustrated book covers every aspect of this important artist's career with authoritative articles, hundreds of incredible full color illustrations and rarely seen photographs.One of America's best known magazine illustrators from the 1940's to the 1960's, Al Parker was an innovator, a trend setter and a constant experimenter. Each chapter describes his top work for every key American magazine, from fiction illustrations to advertising to covers. He was the go-to artist in all the early "slicks," the highest peak a commercial artist could attain in his day. Colliers, Ladie's Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, McCall's. And in genre pieces: Grand Prize Automobiles, Jazz, and the series Jane's Blanket, plus Kit Parker films. A chapter captures his wonderful photography, "From Models to Print" using beautiful models as well as himself and his family.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Press , 1st, 1946, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 132 pages of text, plus 125 numbered plates in b&w and color. Price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear.