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Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover


作者  /  Alex Steinweiss/ Kevin Reagan

譯者  /  Steven Heller/ Introduction

出版社 / TASCHEN UK

出版日期 / 2015/09/12

商品語言 / 英/德/法三國語言

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定價 / NT$700

售價 / 9折, NT$ 630

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Music for the eyes
The inventor of album art

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 Steinweiss

Alex 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 per cent.

Over 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.

The book includes Steiweiss 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. 

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誠品26碼 /2681169136007
ISBN 13 /9783836557764
ISBN 10 /3836557762
EAN /9783836557764

頁數552
尺寸19.5X14CM
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