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Modern Look

‘Photography and the American Magazine’
313 x 244mm, 192 pages, hardback
Published 2021
Essays by Mason Klein, Maurice Berger, Leslie Camhi and Marvin Heiferman

A must-have book for anybody interested in the development of magazine design, art direction and photography, this accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Jewish Museum, New York.

It records the influence of a mid-twentieth century generation of emigrés who went on to lead the development of the modern look in photography and magazines via the big NY publishing houses. These include art directors Alexey Brodovitch (Harper’s Bazaar) and Alexander Liberman (US Vogue).

A series of essays and over 150 images highlight the intersection between the designers, art directors and photographers that set the parameters for the visual language of the modern magazine.

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