Mad Men by Matthew Weiner

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Madison Avenue magic: The twists, turns, and talents that make Mad Men   With its brilliant writing, spot-on acting, faultless art direction, impeccable costume design, Mad Men is a landmark for cable television. Never before has a period series offered such compelling plotlines alongside such painstaking attention to detail and accuracy. As the show's personal and professional machinations evolve, so too are the minutiae and the milestones of history in motion, from the shifting height of hemlines to the struggles of the civil rights movement.

This book is TASCHEN’s tribute to Mad Men's television art. It chronicles all seven seasons of the series with on-set photographs, many published here for the first time, alongside extensive and candid interviews with the show’s creator, Matt Weiner, and Mad Men's superstar ensemble of actors, set designers, costume designers, producers, directors, writers, including Jon Hamm (Don), Elisabeth Moss (Peggy), Christina Hendricks (Joan), January Jones (Betty), Jessica Paré (Megan), Vincent Kartheiser (Pete), Kiernan Shipka (Sally), Robert Morse (Cooper), John Slattery (Roger), Scott Hornbacher (producer), Janie Bryant (costume designer), and Lisa Albert (writer).

From the plot twists that took our breath away, to the unforgettable outfits; from the shapes and textures of ‘60s decor to to the very real intricacies of relationships, discover the ideas, inspirations, and talents that brought human lives and human history together on the small screen.

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Published February 1, 2016 by Taschen. 1040 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment.

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The New York Review of Books

(The new offices of the fledgling breakaway agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, seen for the first time in season four, are decorated in the same mid-century modern style as the partners’ former digs, though the current spaces are rather more cramped, a subtle signifier of the firm’s still uncer...

Jul 29 2010 | Read Full Review of Mad Men

The New York Review of Books

(A number of its cast members have been nominated in the various acting categories as well.) Rather, the way in which Mad Men has seemingly percolated into every corner of the popular culture—the children’s show Sesame Street has introduced a Mad Men parody, toned down, naturally, for its tender ...

Feb 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Mad Men

For me, the insecure/audacious beauty of this show has always been its willingness not to show at all — the show parodies this when we see Guy McKendrick’s foot mutilated by witnessing the blood spray on a row of white-shirted onlookers — to articulate its offscreen space.

Apr 20 2015 | Read Full Review of Mad Men