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Ronald Searle in "Le Monde" (Hardback)
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Ronald Searle in "Le Monde" (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 18/10/2002
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A master of modern caricature, Ronald Searle's unique approach has had a tremendous influence on the work of other graphic artists. His biting, darkly satirical wit has also earned him admirers from far and wide; Groucho Marx called him a genius, and John Lennon named him as one of the two people (along with Lewis Carroll) who had the most influence on his life. Since 1995, Searle has plied his sardonic trade on the coveted editorial page of the French daily newspaper "Le Monde". This book presents more than a hundred of the best of these cartoons, ranging across politics, the new Europe, the nature of the contemporary economy, social games, and various "angels" both benign and mischievous. Whether skewering the greed of the rich with images of men in suits padding each other's pockets with cash or conducting business under the table, or making a poignant comment about how much harder peace has to work than war to stay in the same place, Searle displays the same pungent, incisive, yet infinitely humane wit. The deceptive simplicity of his lines and shadings combines with meticulously observed details of dress, background and facial expression to produce arresting images that convey his messages powerfully and beautifully. By turns delightful, amusing and disturbing, but always deeply thought provoking, Searle's work reaches well beyond the specific occasion that inspired a given cartoon to illuminate key aspects of public life in the West at the end of the millennium. This book contains 25 illustrations not found in the French edition, together with a new preface for English-speaking readers written by Searle himself.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226744087
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 922 g
Dimensions: 259 x 258 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.

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“Art and Searle”

To live, as Newman said in some other context, is to change. We cannot expect our favourite artists to stand still. If we want to see the same drawings over and over again, we may as well just use the office... More

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