Book Review: Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig

Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig

This book is a tribute to Alvin Lustig, a design prodigy as referred by some back in those days. Much of the work collected here are designs for print, mainly graphic design. There are also his works on architecture, interiors and furniture. The detailed and insightful writeup by his wife Elaine Lustig Cohen and Steven Heller covers his whole life and career.

I like the interior designs which have both a sense of retro and modern by today's standards. The graphic design seems pretty experimental and quite random. It's nothing like anything you'll see nowadays but it gives us a glimpse into the design culture in the past, more specifically the design philosophy of Alvin Lustig.

Recommended to readers who are interested in the history of American visual culture.

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This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook or visit their website.

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