Saul Bass A Life in Film and Design

ISBN-10: 1856697525

ISBN-13: 9781856697521

Edition: 2011

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This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th Century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work. With more than 1,400 illustrations, many of them never published before and written by the leading design historian Pat Kirkham, this is the definitive study that design and film enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating. Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American postwar visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, he went on to transform the genre. His best known works include a series of unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. He also created some of the most famous logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century, including those for major companies such as AT&T, Quaker Oats, United Airlines and Minolta. His wife and collaborator, Elaine, joined the Bass office in the late 1950s. Together they created an impressive series of award-winning short films, including the Oscar-winning Why Man Creates, as well as an equally impressive series of film titles, ranging from Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus in the early 1960s to Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear and Casino in the 1990s. Designed by Jennifer Bass, Saul Bass's daughter and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham who knew Saul Bass personally, this book is full of images from the Bass archive, providing an in depth account of one of the leading graphic artists of the 20th century.
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Book details

List price: $121.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication date: 11/2/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 428
Size: 10.50" wide x 11.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.776
Language: English

Michael Berry is assistant professor of contemporary Chinese cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the translator of To Liveby Yu Hua, Nanjing 1937: A Love Storyby Ye Zhaoyan, and Wild Kids: Two Novels about Growing Upby Chang Ta-Chun.Michael Berry is assistant professor of contemporary Chinese cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the translator of To Liveby Yu Hua, Nanjing 1937: A Love Storyby Ye Zhaoyan, and Wild Kids: Two Novels about Growing Upby Chang Ta-Chun.

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