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Superheroes
  • Jun 02, 2008
    160 p., 9 3/4 x 12
    300 color illus.
    ISBN: 9780300136708
  • Cloth: $50.00 tx
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Art and Architecture
Literary Studies


Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Superheroes

Fashion and Fantasy

  • Andrew Bolton; With an essay by Michael Chabon
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Reviews

"Improves on the exhibit itself with photos galore, and a witty essay by comics' ultimate fanboy, the Pulitzer-winning author Michael Chabon."—Nathalie Atkinson, National Post

"This glossy volume makes a fine show of comic book superheroes' contribution to cultural and aesthetic history. . . . Bolton provides brief, thought-provoking text, concerned more with the superhero's cultural legacy as a whole than its connection to fashion. . . . While the scintillating fashion spreads are the book's best selling point, the text is smart and well-researched."—Publishers Weekly

"Lavishly illustrated."—SirReadaLot

"This catalog . . . explores the symbolic and metaphysical associations between fashion and fictional comic book characters. The catalog's design affirms the alliance between fantasy and fashion through the juxtaposition of fashion imagery, comic book details and film and TV stills in a comic book frame format."—Communication Arts

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