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Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

ISBN: 9780813147185
Artist(s): Saul Bass
Author(s): Jan-Christopher Horak
Format: hardback
Year published: 2014
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 492
Illustrations: Illustrated

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Anatomy of Film Design explores the designer’s revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries. Jan-Christopher Horak traces Bass from his humble beginnings as a self-taught artist to his professional peak, when auteur directors like Stanley Kubrick, Robert Aldrich, and Martin Scorsese sought him as a collaborator. He also discusses how Bass incorporated aesthetic concepts borrowed from modern art in his work, presenting them in a new way that made them easily recognizable to the public. This long-overdue book sheds light on the creative process of the undisputed master of film title design — a man whose multidimensional talents and unique ability to blend high art and commercial imperatives profoundly influenced generations of filmmakers, designers, and advertisers.

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