Roger Taylor * MARILYN MONROE IN ART * Art Book Rare Mint Condition. Rare First Edition Published by Salem House Press 1984 : 192 pages , Hardcover. Once described as ‘the only blonde in the world’, Marilyn Monroe’s impact in the course of her brief film career was so great that her image remains one of the most potent and poignant of our time, combining waif-like innocence with glittering eroticism, worldliness with profound vulnerability. Much photographed during her lifetime, Marilyn has since been a constant source of inspiration to many artists, from Andy Warhol and William Davies, Albert Leonard, Mary Belzunce, Frederic Cabanas and other noted fine artists to the graphic studios who mass produced greetings cards bearing her likeness. Some see her as the public saw her - sensual, half-open mouth, dreaming eyes, heavy, always just-covered breasts. To others, she is the subject of fantasy - bizarre, erotic, expressionistic - an emblem of pure sex, or the embodiment of the wholesome American Dream. It is the work of these artists that are presented here from around the world, a true testament to her global impact. These portraits exercise artistic licence to the full, but in which there is little that does not connect at some point with the original model in all her fascination, a unique and universal fascination which, forty three years after her death, shows no sign of diminishing. These intimate portraits , nudes and poster illustrations are all lavishly produced here in lush vivid 6-color production. The Author Rodger Taylor was a graduate from the Cheltenham College of Art and has worked on the music for two stage musicals, inspired by the lives of Virginia Woolf and Marilyn Monroe. A beautifully produced "Marilyn in Art" is stunning in it's range of artistic interpretations of Marilyn Monroe. Each image is accompanied by personalized quotes from her friends , famed writers and other celebrities ( Clark Gable , Arthur Miller , Billy Wilder , Yves Montand and many others ) - many expressing the wit and charm of both a sensitive and intellectual Marilyn that the public did not really know. Printed on heavy 157 gsm Topkote paper-Hardcover with Jacket measures 9.25" inches wide by 9.75" inches high. This is the rare First Edition in Mint Condition. Will be carefully wrapped in bubble-wrap and boxed and shipped via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.