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Alvin Lustig is known for his expertise in virtually all the design disciplines, but his most lasting contribution could well be his work in book jacket design. He designed record albums, magazines, advertisements, commercial catalogs, office spaces and textiles. By the time he died at the age of forty in 1955, he had already introduced principles of Modern art to graphic design that have had a lasting influence on contemporary design practice. He was inducted into the Art Directors Club hall of fame in 1986.
“The words graphic designer, architect, or industrial designer stick in my throat, giving me a sense of limitation, of specialization within the specialty, of a relationship to society and form itself that is unsatisfactory and incomplete. This inadequate set of terms to describe an active life reveals only partially the still undefined nature of the designer.” – Alvin Lustig
Description: INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR Holland R. Melson on the limitation page “The Editor to his Ghost…. Bob”. Hard bound, no dust jacket. Black paper over boards with title in white on spine and portrait of Lustig on front board. One in a limited edition of 600 printed copies. 94 pages. Introduction by Philip Johnson. Collected writings with Chronology, and list Articles. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Minor chipping to spine edges. Some foxing to end pages, otherwise very good. Interior clean and free of marks. RARE!
The Collected Writings Of Alvin Lustig
Lustig, Alvin; Johnson, Philip
Publisher: Holland R. Melson, Jr.
Publication Date: 1958
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First Edition, Limited
Inspired by a desire to design a new pool for her own Hamptons home, Kelly Klein sought out and put together the most arresting and iconic photographs of swimming pools. The result was this unique and stunning book. Included are pools in all shapes, sizes, colors, and settings, from Tangiers and Miami, to the ancient magnificence of Hadrian’s Villa and the Côte d’Azur. An absolutely drop-dead gorgeous book with photography by renowned photographers, including Slim Aarons, Bruce Weber, Robert Mapplethorne, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Jaques Henri-Lartigue, and others… Pools is a classic of modern design photography and an inspiration to aesthetes and creative homeowners alike.
Description: SIGNED BY KELLY KLEIN on the title page. Hard bound with dust jacket. TRUE FIRST PRINTING. A beautiful copy, bright and clean. 207 pages profusely illustrated with iconic images. A increasingly rare signed copy!
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hardcover: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Kelly Klein
Edition: First Edition