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The Jack Pierce: The Man Who Made Monsters Signed Hardback is the collector’s edition of this guide, in a strictly limited edition hardcover format – only 30 in the world – and signed and numbered by the authors with a FREE exclusive Jack Pierce: The Man Who Made Monsters art print!
Jack P Pierce: The Man Who Made Monsters – a hardcover biographical celebration of the make-up artist behind some of Hollywood’s greatest monsters.
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Horror movie fans owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jack Pierce, but many people don’t even know his name. His work at Universal led to a series of unforgettable monster designs in the golden age of horror cinema, as well as plenty of memorable anecdotes from those who worked with him.
Classic Monsters are proud to present the Jack P Pierce: The Man Who Made Monsters Signed Hardback, a richly illustrated biographical hardcover recounting the life, work and legacy of the man behind numerous enduring cinematic images. This beautiful signed hardback is packed with images of Pierce at work, as well as detailed examinations of his most powerful creations and an exploration of how he has inspired modern make-up artists.
REMEMBER – THERE ARE ONLY 30 COPIES OF THIS TITLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
Would the Frankenstein Monster have been so frightening – and yet so sorrowful – had it not been for those heavy eyelids, that mutilated skull, and those electrodes? Can we imagine the Wolf Man any other way? And then there’s the Mummy, swathed in bandages and viewed for just a moment before the transformation into the ancient-looking Ardath Bey… all these wondrous characters, and so many more, took shape in Pierce’s skilled hands.
This signed Jack Pierce hardback biography is a must for any fan either of Pierce himself, or of the Universal classic monster stable. With meticulously restored images showcasing the painstaking craftsmanship of the man himself, this unique publication offers a glimpse into the creative methods, rationale and practical application behind the monsters we love so much.
Within the pages of the Jack P Pierce: The Man Who Made Monsters Signed Hardback you’ll also gain an insight into the man himself, and his famously fearsome attitude to his colleagues. Was he acting like a diva, or simply a man trying to do his best? The quality of his work has never been in doubt, and we also reflect on his fall from grace in a changing industry. The world of horror character design would not be the same without his extraordinary vision and understanding of his craft – this luxurious signed Jack Pierce hardcover biography is the perfect way to celebrate his talents.
Collectors please note: the art print included with this product is different from the one accompanying the signed softback.
- 40 pages
- A4 portrait format
- Full colour throughout
- Image wrap hardback cover
- Individually signed and numbered by the authors
- Includes FREE Jack P Pierce: The Man Who Made Monsters art print