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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st Edition edition (Sept. 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811861279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811861274
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 2.5 x 31.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #519,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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HASH(0x9d0a2d68) out of 5 stars Essential for anyone with an interest in design or things of quality Oct. 23 2010
By R. Franks - Published on
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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HASH(0x9d0c3d68) out of 5 stars A 'must' for any collection strong in modern design and architecture Dec 6 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
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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HASH(0x9d08d6b4) out of 5 stars American original gets his due Oct. 26 2013
By Dr. Doom - Published on
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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.
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HASH(0x9d0d2810) out of 5 stars Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig Oct. 10 2011
By Kenneth Smith - Published on
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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.
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one of the best design books i've ever purchased