What Nerve!: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present by Dan Nadel, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown and Robert Cozzolino (RISD Museum of Art/D.A.P) $40.00 - What Nerve! reveals a hidden history of American figurative painting, sculpture and popular imagery. It documents and/or restages …
Published by Dover
320p, b&w, 8.5"x11"
I love an old-school Dover reference book and this one is as good as it gets. An initial flip through might not reveal the weirdness that lurks within, but spend ten minutes seriously looking at it's endless variety of crestage and I think you'll get it. Truly inspiring symbology and form, Heraldic Crests is "A Pictorial Archive of 4,424 Designs for Artists and Craftspeople". For lovers of Crap Hound, tattoo art, unusual animals, alchemy and, uh, heraldry. Two thumbs up. -EF