A magnificent pictorial biography of brothers George and Ira. George died in 1937 at the age of 39, at the peak of his career. His works ranged from Swanee to Rhapsody In Blue, from An American in Paris to Porgy and Bess in a career unparalleled in the history of American music and his talent in combining popular musical elements with traditional symphonic structure or the jazz beat with the classical form is yet unmatched. Ira was the lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother to create some of the most memorable songs in the English language of the 20th century. Together, they wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring the hits I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, The Man I Love and Someone to Watch Over Me. After George’s early death. Ira continued to write with composers Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Harry Warren and Harold Arlen. Lavishly illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, including photogrpahs of the rarely-seen Gershwin art collection. Large, heavy book.