Aesthetics: A Memoir

Ivan Brunetti (Author)

Product Details

Yale University Press
Publish Date
May 28, 2013
7.87 X 0.66 X 7.86 inches | 1.03 pounds

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About the Author

Ivan Brunetti has published several graphic novels and taught courses on editorial illustration and comics at the University of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago.


"A fascinating tour of Brunetti's mind . . . some of the most formally virtuosic page compositions in Brunetti's entire oeuvre . . . a joy to collectors, students, and scholars of the medium."--David M./i>--David M. Ball "Los Angeles Review of Books "
Winner of the 2013 Great Midwest Book Festival in the Photography/Art category, given by JM Northern Media LLC--Great Midwest Book Festival"JM Northern Media LLC" (11/04/2013)
"[A] handsome collection . . . the curation and captions here might make this his most revealing work yet . . . [an] impressive volume."--Jake Austin, Chicago Tribune--Jake Austin "Chicago Tribune "
"The happiest surprise of the year . . . reminds us how much fun Brunetti is as a cartoonist."--Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter--Tom Spurgeon "Comics Reporter "
"Aesthetics is as expertly curated and devoutly minimalist as [Brunetti's] other projects, and his insights into life and craft are real and pragmatic--and funny."--Sean Rogers, Globe and Mail--Sean Rogers "Globe and Mail "
"Engaging and inspiring"--Whitney Matheson, USA Today "Pop Candy" blog--Whitney Matheson "USA Today "
"Indispensable . . . superbly designed . . . an appropriately indefinable book for an artist whose distinct career phases defy convention."--Jeffrey O./DIV>--Jeffrey O. Gustafson "The Comic Pusher "

"A fascinating read . . . a little gem."--R./i>--R. Sukumar "Mint "
"A handsomely designed encapsulation of the artistic life of a unique American illustrator . . . essential for fans but fascinating for those new to Brunetti's work as well." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review-- (04/16/2013)
"Great moments of insight into cartooning . . . [and] wise advice from a true professional."--Publishers Weekly--Publishers Weekly