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The Adventures of Herge free pdf Herge is best known in Britain and throughout the world as the creator of Tintin, the dauntless young reporter-hero of the strip cartoon that first appeared in 1929 to instant acclaim. The Adventures of Tintin remain a constant point of reference throughout this new book which draws on fresh material found in the extensive archives of the Herge Foundation as well as interviews with those who knew Herge intimately, including his friends and colleagues. This lavishly illustrated book examines the life and passions of a man who, despite his fame, preferred to avoid the limelight, finding inspiration in modern art, the latest scientific developments and world affairs, and seeking enlightenment in Zen Buddhism and philosophy. It establishes the pivotal role played by cinema in his development of the strip cartoon, from the slapstick of the 1920s through the suspense of the pre-war Hitchcock thrillers to the early works of Steven Spielberg - the one filmmaker he believed could bring Tintin successfully to the screen. Apart from the strip cartoons that made his name, Herge was an accomplished graphic designer and typographer and his highly advanced work for advertising is reviewed as well as his later attempts at becoming an abstract painter. Not only was Herge fascinated by modern art, but he also became an avid collector. He greatly admired the Pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, buying major works of theirs, and they in turn paid tribute to him.

About Michael Farr

Like Tintin, Michael Farr was a reporter, in his case for Reuters and then for the Daily Telegraph". He covered many of the same countries, or at least their real-life counterparts. He came to know Herge himself, and for this book was given access to his immense archive. Now the leading British expert on all aspects of Tintin, he is the author of Tintin: The Complete Companion", Tintin: Sixty Years of Adventure", and the translator of The Adventures of Tintin at Sea", Herge and Tintin, Reporters" and Tintin and the World of Herge". His books on other subjects include Vanishing Borders" (shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Award) and Berlin! Berlin!"

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Author : Michael Farr
Publisher : John Murray Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 18 October 2007
ISBN : 0719567998
EAN : 9780719567995
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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