The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage: Queen of Pulp Pin-Up Art

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"Starting in 1932, Margaret Brundage, wife of leftist revolutionary Slim

Brundage, -- who she met at the wildly-bohemian Dil Pickle Club during the

Chicago Renaissance -- forever changed the look of Fantasy and Horror with her

alluring, sensationalistic covers for the legendary pulp magazine, Weird Tales.

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"Starting in 1932, Margaret Brundage, wife of leftist revolutionary Slim

Brundage, -- who she met at the wildly-bohemian Dil Pickle Club during the

Chicago Renaissance -- forever changed the look of Fantasy and Horror with her

alluring, sensationalistic covers for the legendary pulp magazine, Weird Tales.

Brundage, whose art contemporaries include Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok, is

unique as she

was the first female cover artist of the pulp era. Decades before the gothic

fetish craze, Brundage's lush, provocative paintings, which frequently featured

smoldering, semi-nude young women bearing whips, became a focus of acute

attention and controversy. At the very peak of the notorious pulp's classic run,

the magazine's appeal was due as much to Brundage's covers as to the stories

inside by famous authors H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch and

Conan creator, Robert E. Howard. Long before Frazetta, it was Brundage who was the very 1st Conan cover artist. The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage is the

premier book devoted to this noted artist and features all of her Weird Tales

and Conan covers.

Authors and compilers Stephen D. Korshak and J. David Spurlock follow their

seminal collaboration, The Paintings of J. Allen St. John -- Grand Master of

Fantasy, with The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage which, also features essays

by noted artist Rowena, Weird Tales historian Robert Weinberg, First-Fandom

member / Shasta publisher Melvin Korshak, and Men's Adventure Magazines: In

Postwar America co-author George Hagenauer.

All editions feature big, 9" x 12" lavish illustrated, full-color pages with

text."

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THE VILLAGE VOICE 12-11-2013:

Brundage's menaced damsels were sleek eye candy, but this book reveals politics --advocating for gender and racial equality as well as labor rights at a time when activism led to blacklisting -- that prove that the 'Queen of the Pulps' was as brave as any of her titillating heroines. Review by R. C. Baker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934331491
  • Publisher: Vanguard Productions
  • Publication date: 5/24/2013
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 569,457
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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