The American pulp magazines of the 1930s, 40 s and 50s had some of the most colourful, exciting and memor able covers ever. This exclusive collection reproduces more than 100 of the rare original paintings, accompanied by an a uthoritative text. '
From the Publisher
The editor of Pulp Art comments on the quality of the text
With due appreciation of the favorable comments on PULP ART posted on-line and being communicated from all parts of the country, I must point out that the comments previously posted here about some "spelling errors" do the book a great disservice. To ignore the quality and content of the text completely and focus on typographical considerations is to unfairly characterize a wonderful book--which is in reality very well-produced.
As the books editor, I can attest to the attention that was given to editing, copyediting, proofreading, spell-checking, and otherwise preparing the computer document that generated the book. Special care was taken to ensure consistency of spelling and treatment for the innumerable names of artists, publishers, paintings, and pulp magazines. A commissioned proofreader did a commendable job.
Most significantly, I myself have just reread the book from cover to cover and can happily report that any criticism in this regard is much ado about nothing. There is no accumulation of such mistakes or faults that could mar the readability of the book in any way. Misspellings and typographical problems are so minimal as to be unnoticeable. In fact, my editors eye was pleased to find so few (four, and barely) problems--less than editors normally expect will crop up in any finished book as a rule, despite all the usual proofreading and precautions. No errors are acceptable, of course, and when we learn about them we are always anxious to correct them in an upcoming printing.
Overall, the editorial and stylistic decisions helped to create a book that is so full of consistently presented facts and details, so thrillingly and authoritatively written, and so free of any real typographical problems that would mar its enjoyment--that one wants to read it over and over again.
The pictures, of course, are the stars of the book--it is a gallery of American illustration never before assembled in one place. And their reproduction is impeccable, making for a book of dazzling color and unforgettable images.
The editor and publisher of PULP ART urge all its current and potential readers to scan the major print media closely for reviews of Robert Lessers extraordinary, ground-breaking book--many of which are slated for various holiday book-review sections in December.