Hardcover. 4to. Harry N Abrams. 1989. 160 pgs. DJ in excellent shape, unclipped and with no tears present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-37; Masters of American Design; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 46184
Synopsis: A study of the life and work of the graphic designer who created a new look in fashion publications and whose teaching inspired the design profession
From Publishers Weekly:
"Astonish me!" was Alexey Brodovitch's constant admonition to the artists, photographers and designers he directed through his long career as a pacesetter of graphic design. As art director of Harper's Bazaar from the depths of the Depression to the high plateau of Eisenhower optimism, he changed the role of graphics and the graphic artist in daily life. In this strikingly handsome book, Grundberg, photography critic for the New York Times , chronicles his subject from dashing Russian emigre to dean of American art directors. A case can be made that as a theorist Brodovitch anticipated the work of Moholy-Nagy, but he wrote little, preferring to devote himself to his work and his many proteges. Besides discussing and unveiling Brodovitch's designs and photos--including a brilliant set for the Ballets Russes--the author also sets the work of such master photographers as Avedon, Penn, Brassai and Cartier-Bresson in context.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, 1989. Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP62292014
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good (ex-library). Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 164 pages. Protective jacket, with tape. Light soiling to jacket. Light soiling/markings/foxing to endpapers and occasionally throughout. Light rubbing/wear to boards. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Usual library stamps and stickers, no plates. Shipped Weight: 1.25 kilos. ISBN: 0810907240. ISBN/EAN: 9780810907249. Seller Inventory # 0002811
Book Description Harry N Abrams, E-85, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 4to. Harry N Abrams. 1989. 160 pgs. DJ in excellent shape, unclipped and with no tears present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. E-85; Masters of American Design; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages. Seller Inventory # 53692
Book Description New York: Abrams, 1989, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to, blindstamped cloth, dustwrapper, 159-pp. First edition. VG+/VG: clean, bright, and sound book with very light soiling to the endpapers; whole but lightly soiled and rubbed dustwrapper. Extra postage may be asked. Seller Inventory # ATLAB1989
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, U.S.A., 1989. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing, Fine oversized hardcover in fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 001424
Book Description Abrams, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Book in fine condition. Wrapper is not price clipped . Has very minimal creasing along top rear wrapper ( no tears). Seller Inventory # ABE-13208182337
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1989 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1989. 4to. pp 159. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered brown at the spine and in blind on the front cover. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. From the series of 'Masters of American design'.ISBN: 0810907240 Fine in fine dust wrapper. Seller Inventory # C10453
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. 159 pages. A fairly comprehensive look at the varied work of Brodovitch. Includes 340 illustrations with 70 in color. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Still one of the best monographs on this important and highly influential artist, graphic designer and photographer. Seller Inventory # 159604
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in Near Fine DJ. First Edition. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows minimal shelf wear, very slight mark from security device on inside (these should be banned), else bright and clean. Black cloth boards, gray ink lettering, in blind decorative elements, glossy black endpages. 4to. 159pp. Chronology. Bibliography. Notes. Biographical Timeline (foldout). "Brodovitch was the model of the modern art director. The essence of contemporary magazine design - the driving pursuit of new ways to present visual material - can be traced to the example he set. While at Harper's Bazaar from 1935 to 1958, he created a design look whose energy, elegance, and simplicity captured the spirit of American fashion. Magnetic and controversial, he inspired the designers and photographers who attended his famous design laboratory with his constant admonition, "Astonish me!" (from the front cover). A near pristine copy of an increasingly scarce volume. Seller Inventory # 798