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Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Hardcover – 3 Nov 2005


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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown (3 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316729523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316729529
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 3.6 x 32.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What gives this book an unexpected human warmth and candour in the disarmingly direct commentary by the artist about his public life and intimate thoughts. In words, as in his imagery, he freely exposes his most vulnerable, private parts, while at the same time readily baring his slavering fangs in the face of social injustice, fat-cat folly and political hypocrisy. (METRO LONDON)

Arranged by year, this is impresively completist... He also proves again and again that he should be regarded as one of the foremost commentators on the misery of our special friendship with America. Indispensible. (THE LIST)

Hugely entertaining (SUNDAY TIMES Books of the Year)

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The very best highlights from Gerald Scarfe's remarkable career as one of Britain's foremost artists and political cartoonists, whose work has been published all over the world

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk on 1 May 2006
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I'm just the right age for all this to actually mean something. I started buying the Sunday Times at the same time that Scarfe started illustrating for it and I've grown up appreciating his acerbic yet spot-on comments on the political and social mess that the late twentieth-century thrust at us. The negroid Statue of Liberty setting America aflame, Lyndon Johnson shitting bombs on Vietnam, Wilson and MacMillan almost Punch-and-Judy in their behaviour. This is nitty gritty, pared to the bone political commentary... and the memories flood back.
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By Andrew Bell on 3 July 2014
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This a wonderful book full funny witty illustrations.
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a brilliant book if you like his work.bulging with his illustrations,it's a big, beautiful book which I keep nearby as a regular source of inspiration when producing illustrative work with pen and ink.If you like Scarfe, Ralph Steadman is great also.
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By I. Longhurst on 10 Jun 2013
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Scarfe, he has been one of my artistic inspirations, I do not forget other masters of artistry but when I first came across his work in the mid sixties, an inspiration of the terrible horrors of the Vietnam War & others too many to mention, became a well we are not alone. ps terrible but true "How do you crucify a child in Vietnam" Recommend.
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