Alex Steinweiss. The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

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Art director Alex Steinweiss first created album cover art in 1940 and with it a new art form which would evolve to be as intrinsic a part of pop culture as the music itself.

This Collector’s Edition showcases his unique combination of bold typography and elegant illustration which took the industry by storm and revolutionized the way records were sold.

Limited Collector’s Edition of 1,500 copies

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Hardcover in slipcase, 39.6 x 33 cm, 422 pages

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    • ESTABLISHED 1980
    • FOUNDER Benedikt Taschen
    • ORIGIN Cologne
    • KNOWN FOR The Finest Art, Architecutre, Design, Fashion & Photography Publications
  • Founded by Benedikt Taschen in 1980 as a small comic bookstore in Cologne, today TASCHEN is a leading art-book publisher known for its dazzling and audacious world of eye-catching coffee table books spanning architecture, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style and travel.

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