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Sinister and sensual artworks from the Golden Age of Vintage Poster Art: Rare images from the Century Guild Museum of Art archives.
Sinister and sensual artworks from the Golden Age of Vintage Poster Art: Rare images from the Century Guild Museum of Art archives.
Sinister and sensual artworks from the Golden Age of Vintage Poster Art: Rare images from the Century Guild Museum of Art archives.
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BEAUTIFUL MACABRE rare Vintage Poster masterpieces 1862-1971

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BEAUTIFUL MACABRE: Rare and Peculiar Poster Masterpieces 1862-1971

  • Limited edition softcover book
  •  5.5" x 8.5", 92 pp, full color throughout 
  • Over 70 rare full-page images 
  • Retail $29, preorder price $23

Rare macabre posters from 1862 Victoriana to 1971 Psychedelia! 

For nearly twenty years Century Guild has exhibited rare artworks in venues as varied as L.A. Art, The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, and San Diego Comic Con.  Works previously in the Century Guild collection have been displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Art, and LACMA

While the internet is a magnificent repository of data, we still love the idea of curling up with books!  And many–if not most–of these images are not available on the internet at all... see them here in a fantastic resolution that allows you to see the magnificent details of the artwork!  These artworks were all in our possession, professionally photographed and color corrected, and now printed for you to enjoy at the highest resolution possible.

Over seventy extremely rare images from the Century Guild collection are now collected in a beautiful keepsake book featuring full-page, ALL FULL-COLOR images and historical commentary.

DELIVERY: This book will print locally in Los Angeles, so the books will ship the first week in April.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your questions about buying multiple books as gifts- just click the option to buy one copy now and we will offer the option to add copies in the backer survey!

ABOUT US

Century Guild is an institution founded by Thomas Negovan in 1999. Located in Los Angeles, Century Guild has presented Art Nouveau and Symbolism in their Chicago and Los Angeles galleries, as well as numerous International Art and Antiques Fairs across the last two decades. 2016 saw the gallery shift to an educational and creative content format with The Century Guild Museum of Art and Century Guild Creative. The limited edition books published by Century Guild are desirable for their academic content, fine quality, and collectability; many out of print volumes are commanding high prices on Amazon and eBay. We are strong believers in and supporters of the crowdfunding community and the way that it encourages creations of exceptional quality by making a direct connection between the creator and collector. Thank you for your support in this important academic endeavor by helping us to create a gorgeous keepsake book.

The Century Guild Museum of Art in Los Angeles.
The Century Guild Museum of Art in Los Angeles.

 

The Century Guild Museum of Art in Los Angeles.
The Century Guild Museum of Art in Los Angeles.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Century Guild has been in business for nearly 20 years. While we are a small, family-owned company, we are experienced publishers and this book is being created completely in-house. Delivery in a timely manner is guaranteed.

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    BEAUTIFUL MACABRE book + POSTCARD SET

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    BOOK + POSTCARDS + PATRONAGE PRINT!

    BOOK + POSTCARDS + PATRONAGE PRINT! BEAUTIFUL MACABRE softcover book PLUS Postcard Set PLUS YOUR CHOICE of Patronage Print (retail $49) from www.centuryguild.net.

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    BOTH BOOKS, POSTCARDS, PATRONAGE PRINT!

    BOTH BOOKS + POSTCARDS + A PATRONAGE PRINT! BEAUTIFUL MACABRE and TRANSCENDENT LUXURY softcover books PLUS Postcard Set PLUS YOUR CHOICE of Patronage Print (retail $49) from www.centuryguild.net. ($107 retail in total!)

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    YOUR NAME thanked on the title page, THIRTEEN copies of the book and THIRTEEN postcard sets! (Any stretch goals will be provided in a quantity of thirteen!)

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    YOUR NAME thanked on the title page, TEN copies of the book and TEN postcard sets- PLUS TEN PATRONAGE PRINTS of your choice, any combination! (Any stretch goals will be provided in a quantity of ten!)

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    DEDICATION GIFT SET

    Ten books and postcard sets with one VERY SPECIAL addition- YOU WILL WRITE A BOOK DEDICATION to be published on the title page, for anyone you choose! (We will help you write this if you like, and we also reserve the right to refuse or edit what we consider inappropriate content.) Author will sign books if you like, and any stretch goals will be provided in quantities of ten. You'll also personally receive a special thank you on the title page for making this book possible.

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