ALEX STEINWEISS. TH INVENTOR EF THE MODERN ALBUM COVER

ALEX STEINWEISS. TH INVENTOR EF THE MODERN ALBUM COVER

THE INVENTOR OF THE MODERN ALBUM COVER

Alex Steinweiss

$ 160.000
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Editorial:
Taschen
Año de edición:
2015
ISBN:
978-3-8365-5776-4
Páginas:
552

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u003cpu003e"I love music so much and I had such ambition that I was willing to go way beyond what the hell they paid me for. I wanted people to look at the artwork and hear the music." --Alex Steinweissu003c/pu003eu003cpu003eAlex Steinweiss (1917-2011) invented the album cover as we know it. In 1940, as Columbia Records' young new art director, he pitched an idea: why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance, and within months its record sales increased by over 800 percent.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eOver the next three decades, Steinweiss made thousands of original artworks for classical, jazz, and popular record covers for Columbia, Decca, London, and Everest; as well as logos, labels, advertising material, even his own typeface, the Steinweiss Scrawl. His daring designs, gathered here in all their bright combinations of bold typography with modern, elegant illustration, revolutionized the way music was sold.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eThe book includes Steinweiss's personal recollections and ephemera from an epic career, as well as insightful essays by three-time Grammy Award-winning art director/designer Kevin Reagan and graphic design historian Steven Heller.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eu003c/pu003eu003cpu003eAbout the seriesu003c/pu003eu003cpu003eBibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!u003c/pu003e