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  • ISBN: 1568982240
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  • Author: A Steinweiss,Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (September 20, 2000)
  • Pages: 208 pages
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Before Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover in 1938, at the age of 23, all albums came in plain brown wrappers.

Before Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover in 1938, at the age of 23, all albums came in plain brown wrappers. Steinweiss's idea to create a package that would protect the record and that had something visual on the outside to lure the consumer was a huge success; sales of the record Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart soared. That simple idea revolutionized the record business and spawned an entire new field of illustration-album cover art-that is now inseparable from the product it announces. Steinweiss's covers are still regarded as icons of the genre

After graduation Steinweiss worked for three years for the Austrian poster designer Joseph Binder, whose flat color and . Alex Steinweiss, Jennifer McKnight-Trontz. For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss. ISBN 1-56898-224-0, Princeton Architectural Press; 2000.

After graduation Steinweiss worked for three years for the Austrian poster designer Joseph Binder, whose flat color and simplified human figures were popular at the time and influenced his own work. In the 1930s recorded music was sold in plain packaging, or record shop advertising 'bags'; sets of discs were also usually issued in plain albums. Eric Kohler, In the Groove: Vintage Record Graphics, 1940-1960. ISBN 0-8118-2121-8) Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1999.

For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss. This book collects over 125 of the most famous and original graphics created by Steinweiss, including cover designs for Benny Goodman, Xavier Cugat, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Cole Porter, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Esquivel, and many others. Anecdotes on musicians? history of album cover design?

Alex Steinweiss, Jennifer McKnight-Trontz. For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss" ISBN 1-56898-224-0, Princeton Architectural Press; 2000.

Alex Steinweiss, Jennifer McKnight-Trontz. Eric Kohler, "In the Groove: Vintage Record Graphics, 1940-1960" (ISBN 0-8118-2121-8) Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1999. Substantial material on Steinweiss. Heller, Steven; Pomeroy, Karen, "Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design" (ISBN 1-880559-76-5) Watson-Guptill Pubns, NY, 1997. One chapter on Steinweiss.

A monograph, For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss co-written with Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, was published in. .Alex Steinweiss: Leon Friend was the reason. At that time he was very strong on graphic design. He was training the kids to get involved in it.

A monograph, For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss co-written with Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, was published in 2000. Kevin Reagan teamed up with Taschen in 2009 to produce Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, an exhaustive survey of his covers and other graphic design. At 422 pages, measuring 3. cm 3 33cm, it is possibly the largest design monograph published.

Alex Steinweiss, art director for Columbia Records during the 1940s, revolutionized the way records . He is an alert, energetic, twentieth century personality.

Alex Steinweiss, art director for Columbia Records during the 1940s, revolutionized the way records were packaged and marketed. His genre-defining work in the visual expression of music transformed both the design and the music industries. Steinweiss was born in 1917 into a music-loving home in Brooklyn, New York. He is charged with ambition-an ambition that is controlled and directed by a cool logical mind, and which has an enormous capacity for work at its service.

LibraryThing members' description. His idea revolutionized the record business, of course, and created a whole new area of design. Steinweiss's own album covers were mini-posters, with eye-catching graphics, vivid colours, and playful typography.

Steinweiss, Alex, Jennifer McKnight-Trontz and Steven Heller For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss, Inventor of the Album Cover (Princeton Architectural Press ISBN 1568982240, Princeton, NJ, 2000)

Steinweiss, Alex, Jennifer McKnight-Trontz and Steven Heller For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss, Inventor of the Album Cover (Princeton Architectural Press ISBN 1568982240, Princeton, NJ, 2000). Welch, Walter L. and Leah Brodbeck Stenzel Burt, From Tinfoil to Stereo (University Press of Florida ISBN 0-8130-1317-8, Gainesville, FL, 1994)

en) Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, Alex Steinweiss et Steven Heller, For the Record : The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss, Inventor of the Album Cover, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 2000, 209 p. (ISBN 1-56898-224-0)

en) Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, Alex Steinweiss et Steven Heller, For the Record : The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss, Inventor of the Album Cover, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 2000, 209 p. (ISBN 1-56898-224-0). en) Kevin Reagan et Steven Heller, Alex Steinweiss : The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, Taschen, 2009, 402 p. (ISBN 978-3-8365-0843-8). Portail des États-Unis. Catégories : Naissance en 1917. Naissance à Brooklyn. Illustrateur américain.

Alex Steinweiss wrote For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss, which can be purchased at a lower price at ThriftBooks. More by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz. Exotiquarium: Album Art from the Space Age. Jennifer McKnight-Trontz. Products for a Happy Life. Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household. The Good Citizen's Handbook: A Guide to Proper Behavior. This Ain't No Disco: New Wave Album Covers.

Before Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover in 1938, at the age of 23, all albums came in plain brown wrappers. Steinweiss's idea to create a package that would protect the record and that had something visual on the outside to lure the consumer was a huge success; sales of the record "Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart" soared. That simple idea revolutionized the record business and spawned an entire new field of illustration-album cover art-that is now inseparable from the product it announces. Steinweiss's covers are still regarded as icons of the genre. He designed them as miniature posters, with eye-catching graphics, distinctive and vivid colrs, and creative, even playful, typography, often incorporating his much-imitated "Steinweiss scrawl" lettering. The Steinwiess style went hand in hand with the golden age of jazz, classical, and popular music dominated by Columbia, RCA, Decca, Victor, and London Records. This book collects over 125 of the most famous and original graphics created by Steinweiss, including cover designs for Benny Goodman, Xavier Cugat, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Cole Porter, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Esquivel, and many others. Designed at the same size as a 45 rpm record, this chunky book is not only a feast of graphic design, but also offers an illustrated history of music in the '30s, '40s, '50s, and '60s. Anecdotes on musicians? history of album cover design? Brief essays by Steven Heller and Jennifer McKnight-Trontz discuss Steinweiss's career and the indelible mark he has left on the graphic design and music industries. A must-have for music fans and designers alike.
Reviews about For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss (6):
Xangeo
I wish there was some way to stop Steven Heller from repeating the falsehood that Steinweiss "invented" the illustrated album cover. He has taken the fact of when Steinweiss did HIS first illustrated cover and taken it to mean that it was THE first illustrated cover. There had been a series of nearly 100 illustrated album covers on Decca Records for nearly six years BEFORE Steinweiss's first cover. And even before that, Show Boat and Blackbirds of 1928 on Brunswick had illustrated covers. Other companies had used illustrated album covers. RCA Bluebird had children's albums with illustrated covers, the Bubble Books were completely illustrated children's record albums going back to the World War One era, and many other examples I can name and show. Calling Steinweiss the "inventor" of the modern illustrated album cover is a factual error, but Stephen Heller just keeps on and on and on publishing new books and articles repeating this falsehood, convincing people who have no first-hand knowledge of record albums that this is a fact. Steinweiss is a talented, wonderful, inventive artist, but all he did was convince Columbia to compete with the well established, long running series of illustrated album covers that Decca had been using for many years. He did not "invent" the concept of the illustrated album cover, he did not create the first illustrated record album, he just changed the attitude of HIS company, and then created some wonderful art. Isn't that good enough? This is a beautiful book, but is flawed because of the overreaching claim of priority that seems to have overwhelmed the other reviewers.
Darkraven
I would happily have awarded this marvellous book 5-stars were it not for the fact that most of the album cover images have been badly cropped. 'Nuff said.
Hellstaff
Steinweiss was lucky enough to be given carte blanche after he "invented" graphic design for records. 10 years later people started to limit his freedom and genius with marketing arguments (necessity of pictures on the cover, and so on...). I wish i had lived in those times.
Vudogal
alex steinweiss is a fantastic human being. generous, funny and full of great stories from his time at columbia records in the early 40's. He is tremendously talented and not just created the concept of album covers, designing more than 800 of them (start looking at your old collection in the attic :-)) but has been for the last 20 years a major accomplished painter. He has gotten awards after awards and stays humble and wise. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Runemane
This is an unbelievably interesting art book -- record album cover art by the man who (it turns out) created the first record album covers. He is obviously an incredibly imaginative and talented artist and designer and the book is not only a tribute to his creativity, but also very evocative of a time that is precious to those of us who remember records!
Just_paw
This book is very good for people who want to know more about cover albuns design. Alex Steinweiss are genious! =)

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