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Remembering Revell Model Kits

Author : Thomas Graham
ISBN : 0764329928
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 43.77 MB
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This engaging book details the wide variety of model kits produced by Revell Inc of Venice, California, from the 1950s through the 1970s. Over 545 colour photographs display many of the much sought after kits, ranging from automobiles and ships to aircraft and spaceships. Also included are a fascinating history of the company and the men and women who drove its success, a detailed recounting of the wide ranging, exquisitely detailed models produced, discussions of the artists who brought the box art to life, a bibliography, and a model kit index providing listings of the models produced, their variations, and their value in the secondary market. Newly updated values are found in both captions and the index. Anyone collecting or building models will be fascinated with this book.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Monogram Models

Author : Thomas Graham
ISBN : 0764324810
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From 1940s onward, Monogram's model cars, ships, aircraft, and spacecraft have captured both history and the imaginations of hobbyists everywhere. Over 300 beautiful color photos display these desirable models. The text provides a company history and interviews executives, artists, and salesmen. Every Monogram model from 1945 to 1986 is described and valued. Values are found both in captions and tables.

Destruction Rites

Author : Mona Hadler
ISBN : 9781786731593
Genre : Art
File Size : 63.2 MB
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In the early sixties, crowds gathered to watch rites of destruction - from the demolition derby where makeshift cars crashed into each other for sport, to concerts where musicians destroyed their instruments, to performances of self-destructing machines staged by contemporary artists. Destruction, in both its playful and fearsome aspects, was ubiquitous in the new Atomic Age. This complicated subjectivity was not just a way for people to find catharsis amid the fears of annihilation and postwar trauma, but also a complex instantiation of ideological crisis-in a time with some seriously conflicted political myths.Destruction Rites explores the ephemeral visual culture of destruction in the postwar era and its links to contemporary art. It examines the demolition derby; games and toys based on warfare; playgrounds situated in bomb sites; and the rise of garage sales, where goods designed for obsolescence and destined for the garbage heap are reclaimed and repurposed by local communities. Mona Hadler looks at artists such as Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint Phalle, Martha Rosler and Vito Acconci to expose how the 1960s saw destruction, construction and the everyday collide as never before. During the Atomic age, whether in the public sphere or art museums, destruction could be transformed into a constructive force and art objects and performances often oscillated between the two.
Category: Art

Aurora Model Kits

Author : Thomas Graham
ISBN : 0764320181
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Aurora's plastic models of classic Hollywood movie monsters are enduring pop culture standards. Kids and adults around the world recognize Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy. Although monsters are Aurora's most famous products, the company created model kits of all varieties, including historic sailing ships, sports cars, moon rockets, military and commercial aircraft, TV stars, comic book heroes, wildlife scenes, knights, and much more, all included in this book. Over 450 color photographs enhance this comprehensive history and guide to Aurora models. The Aurora empire was once the world's largest producer of hobby products. Here, corporation executives, sculptors, artists, and engineers who created Aurora's models tell the story in their own words. Every model Aurora made and some that never went into production are described in detail, with information on reissues and current collectors' market values. Collectors maintain a brisk trade in vintage Aurora plastic, and new companies continue to reissue some of Aurora's timeless kits.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Toys And American Culture An Encyclopedia

Author : Sharon M. Scott
ISBN : 9780313347993
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44.36 MB
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Tracing developments in toy making and marketing across the evolving landscape of the 20th century, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference guide to America's most popular playthings and the culture to which they belong. • Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries document the historical and cultural significance of toys • Cross-references and a listing of additional resources accompany each entry and encourage further investigation • Photographs and illustrations gathered from public and private collections across the country depict the entire century of America at play • A guide to related topics identifies the entries according to broader categories such as toys, designers, companies, museums, events, and organizations • A resource guide provides information for contacting American toy companies, accessing national toy museums, and attending annual toy festivals, and offers many avenues for pursuing further information about toys and American culture including books, scholarly journals, audio recordings, films, and websites
Category: Social Science

Airfix Kits

Author : Trevor Pask
ISBN : 9780747809753
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 89.46 MB
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With the aid of stringy glue and scalpel-sliced fingers, young and old have turned display cabinets and bedrooms into mini-museums, or tiny battlefields. This book looks at the fascinating tale of this British company a pioneer in the world of modelling as well as its products, its changing fortunes over the years, and its links with popular culture. Using colour images, Trevor Pask explores this thriving pastime, allowing Airfix kit lovers to indulge in a nostalgic journey and those new to the hobby an intriguing insight into its history.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Creeping Flesh

Author : David Kerekes
ISBN : UCSC:32106018192580
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 30.44 MB
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Taking its cue from the fanzines of yesteryear, Creeping Flesh is an ongoing appreciation of horror, fantasy and exploitation movies with a distinctive retro sensibility. Volume two follows the success of the first one with another highly entertaining and informative mix of the classic and the obscure in exploitation movies and in classic television. Reviews, interviews and features on the rape-revenge film, cheerleader films of the 1970s, Triad cinema, Australian fantasy, children's television fantasy, archive television and much more.
Category: Performing Arts

Aviation News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121665140
Genre : Aeronautics
File Size : 40.93 MB
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Category: Aeronautics

Aurora Slot Cars

Author : Thomas Graham
ISBN : 0764318632
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 79.98 MB
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Hundreds of Aurora Slot Cars produced between 1960 and 1977 are presented here in full color. Here are Thunderjets, AFX Flamethrowers, Dragsters, Super Speedsters, and more, reproduced in 1/24, 1/25, 1/32, and 1/48 scale. The informative text provides readers with the Aurora company history, and detailed information on colors, model variations, and prices. An extensive price list and photo cross-reference index is included.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015062097749
Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Category: American literature