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Comment: Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books
Date of Publication: 2010
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Very good
Description: An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dust wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new and still in the publisher's protective shrink-wrap. Physical description; 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary; Alvin Lustig was modern before it was cool. But there has never been a monograph devoted to his work--until now. A genius best known for his book covers and interior design, his theories on design education were precursors to the curricula of some of the most renowned design schools today. Lustig lent his imaginative vision and talent to a wide range of legendary projects, from the groundbreaking architecture of 1940s Los Angeles to magazine covers that have become collector's item
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About the Author

Steven Heller is an editor and writer on design.

Elaine Lustig Cohen, wife of Alvin Lustig, is a book and jacket designer and artist.

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Essential for anyone with an interest in design or things of quality Oct. 23 2010
By R. Franks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have wished for years that someone would unleash a monograph on Alvin Lustig, and here it is. It does not disappoint. This books covers his whole career in detail, is profusely illustrated and well printed, and worth every nickel. Well done, Chronicle Books.
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A 'must' for any collection strong in modern design and architecture Dec 6 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Steven Heller and Elaine Lustig Cohen's Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig packs color images into a coverage recommended for a range of collections, from California libraries to arts. Lustig was at the front of the design revolution and fostered California modernism and the idea that good design was linked to good business. His extensive influence on designers in all mediums makes this first monograph of his works a 'must' for any collection strong in modern design and architecture. Color photos pack this review of all his works.
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Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig Oct. 10 2011
By Kenneth Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Even if you haven't heard of Alvin Lustig, you HAVE seen his work. An amazing artist, Alvin Lustig's influence on the world of design reached far beyond his short life.
American original gets his due Oct. 26 2013
By Dr. Doom - Published on Amazon.com
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This beautifully produced and concise history of Alvin Lustig's life and career is fitting tribute to a designer who synthesized the spirit of his times. Words like "verve" and "flair" come to mind. Book also reveals the effortless wit and joy possible with graphic design. Lustig's style help put a stamp on what one thinks of when one thinks of a golden age of original American design. Terrific volume.
Five Stars July 20 2015
By kmcc - Published on Amazon.com
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one of the best design books i've ever purchased