Item description for East Side West Side, A Postcard Book: New York City Book Jackets from the 1920's and 30's by Steven Heller...
For anyone who loves the Big Apple, a postcard book of vintage book jackets with alluring illustrations. Doormen, kids playing around open fire hydrants, limos, laundry flapping on tenement lines, pushcarts, fire escapes, the El, bellboys, and hansom cabs - all the enduring symbols of life in the great metropolis can be found in these period jacket illustrations. Titles include Hacking New York, Fifth Avenue Bus, Ninth Avenue, Manhattan Transfer, Do Not Disturb, Love in Manhattan, Here's to Broadway, and East Side West Side. This book contains twenty postcards, two each of ten book covers, plus an introduction by the author.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6" Width: 3.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 16, 2004
Publisher Little Bookroom
ISBN 193241102X ISBN13 9781932411027
Availability 0 units.
More About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism program at SVA, New York. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times. He is editor of AIGA VOICE and contributing editor to Print, Eye, Baseline and I.D. magazines. He is the author of more than 120 books on design and popular culture. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Veronique Vienne has worked at a number of US magazines as art director, and is the author of The Art of Doing Nothing and The Art of Imperfection. A frequent contributor to Graphis and Metropolis magazines, she lives in Paris."