Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

Product Code: 32409
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

Product Code: 32409
Regular price $85.00
/
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Shipping calculated at checkout.

From the publisher:

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.

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 Kubricks Spartacus in the early 1960s to Martin Scorseses Cape Fear and Casino in the 1990s.

Designed by Saul Bass's daughter Jennifer and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham, who knew Saul Bass, this book contains more than 1,400 illustrations, many from the Bass archive and never published before, providing an in-depth account of one of the leading graphic artists of the 20th century. This definitive study is eagerly anticipated by design and film enthusiasts.

Jennifer Bass is a graphic designer and artist. She has worked at CBS Television in New York and at Sussman/Prejza & Company in Los Angeles.In 1994, she and her husband, Lance Glover, opened their studio, Treehouse Design Partnership in Los Angeles, working in the areas of environmental graphics, identity and book design. Pat Kirkham is Professor in the History of Design, Decorative Arts and Culture at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design & Culture, New York. She has written and edited a number of books, including "Charles and Ray Eames" (1998) and "Women Designers in the USA 1900–-2000" (2001).

Bass, Saul
Bass and Pat Kirkham, Jennifer

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket

Publishing Information

London
Laurence King
2011
9781856697521

Physical Description

11.75 inches
10.5 inches
440 pages
1484 color and black & white illustrations
Hardcover
cloth
English

We ship domestically via USPS Media Mail and Ground Advantage. Faster options, such as Priority Mail, are available.

We ship internationally via USPS Priority Mail International, FedEx, and DHL Express.

You may review all the shipping options for your address at checkout prior to finalizing your order.

We have over 27 years of experience packing and shipping collectible books. We pack every order so it will arrive at its destination in the same condition it left our store.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

2020 Hyperion Historical Alliance Annual -...
$15.00
2021-2022 Hyperion Historical Alliance Ann...
$15.00
Sold Out
Harryhausen, Ray
A Century of Stop-Motion Animation: From M...
$125.00
Goodrich, Carter
A Christmas Carol
$30.00
Peregoy, Walt
A Dragon on the Hill Road
$40.00