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Shag: The Art of Josh Agle Hardcover – 28 Oct 2005

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 01 edition (28 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081185096X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811850964
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 2.3 x 30.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,485,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Josh Agle, better known as Shag (a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last), has had successful solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia. He lives and paints in a mid-century mo Colin Berry's art and culture criticism has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, Time Out, Print, Surface, Entertainment Weekly, and other publications. He lives in Northern California. Billy Shire is the founder and proprietor of La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, and so dubbed "the Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow" by JUXTAPOZ magazine.


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By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 1 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
Length: 0:22 Mins
Josh Agle, better known as Shag, a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last.

There are over 180 retro and quirky illustrations in this book. Most of them are traditional medium although I mistook them for vector art on first impression.

Besides the wild colour scheme, there's always something off in his paintings. It can be a lady listening to a small man playing inside a bird cage, or a bartender with four arms, or even the devil sewing a piece of leaf for Eve. That's the quirkiness that sets Shag apart from other artists.

There's not much text other than a short history of Shag's life and career.

His style is definitely unique and not for everyone.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog, just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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Format: Hardcover
If you are an admirer of the work of Shag, this is a fantastic book showing loads of his art. The book is designed beautifully with a good introduction and I'm proud to own it. Only paid £15 for it which was an absolute bargain.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 21 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 26 Sept. 2005
By Thorsten Hasenkamm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The is the 2nd "Art of SHAG"-book. This book contains about 200 JoSH AGle-paintings. If you liked the LAST GASP-book "BOTTOMLESS COCKTAIL/The Art of SHAG" you'll definitely like this one. One crit: This book has 224 pages, so what I'd have liked to have included in a book this thick would be more info on him and sketches by the artist (e.g. like in a JUXTAPOZ-issue where his way of working was displayed. Anyway, nice book, of course a must-have for any SHAG-fan...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique, retro cool, but not for everyone 1 May 2009
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Josh Agle, better known as Shag, a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last.

There are over 180 retro and quirky illustrations in this book. Most of them are traditional medium although I mistook them for vector art on first impression.

Besides the wild colour scheme, there's always something off in his paintings. It can be a lady listening to a small man playing inside a bird cage, or a bartender with four arms, or even the devil sewing a piece of leaf for Eve. That's the quirkiness that sets Shag apart from other artists.

There's not much text other than a short history of Shag's life and career.

His style is definitely unique and not for everyone.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, Brilliant, Vibrant, Cool 8 Feb. 2008
By Heather Lawver - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This extensive collection of Josh "Shag" Agle's work is a beautiful and surprisingly extensive glimpse into the bold, curvaceous world of martinis and temptation that flows from Shag's seemingly endless imagination. With over 200 pages of high quality full-color prints, this book covers the grand breadth of themes and schemes that made Shag famous. This is easily the best collection of his work I've ever seen in print and I highly recommend it for any devoted Shag fan or indeed any modern art lover. Shag effortlessly captures the best of Mod and transforms it into an invitingly hedonistic world viewed through neon-colored glasses. An absolute must-have that you'll no doubt thumb through quite often, whenever you feel the need to escape into a life of glamour, excess, and beauty.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Shag book. 29 Oct. 2009
By DE Burke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a gorgeous coffee table book. Very well done. If you want a slice of tasty Josh Agle art, (awesome) and a sweet book... this is it. I own all of Josh's books and this one is my favorite. Big format and great reproduction. If you are new to Shag, start with this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book 2 Aug. 2013
By Filipe Oliveira - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Book with many series of Josh Agle. With full bleed paintings of the artist and great, vivid colors. definetely a must for fans of the retro style.
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