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 Posted:   Nov 22, 2011 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

For us living overseas Saul Bass is perhaps the most impressive American illustrator. I really love his class touch in Hitchcock's or Preminger's movies, for instance, so a "definitive study" is really really welcome:

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham
1484 illustrations (wow!!!!!!!!)
440 pages

Designed by Saul Bass's daughter Jennifer and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham, who knew Saul Bass, this book contains more than 1,400 illustrations, many from the Bass archive and never published before, providing an in-depth account of one of the leading graphic artists of the 20th century.





















 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2011 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Thank you so much for posting about this book. I will definitely be getting this. His work was so original and unique.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2011 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Geeez, I feel old.

I remember when Jennifer Bass was born.

She must be what now, late '40s-early '50s???

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2011 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

Mine arrived today! Man, this book is much bigger than I thought.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2011 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Mine arrived today! Man, this book is much bigger than I thought.



How much is it. Looks like it could be a very dollars.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2011 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

I'm looking forward to this book.

This is my favorite website for Saul Bass
http://www.saulbass.tv/


Star Wars if Saul Bass had done the titles.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2011 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

How much is it. Looks like it could be a very dollars.


I purchased it on Amazon for $47.25. Oddly, per Amazon right now, the book is unavailable and "under review."

According to them, While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

We're working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.



Everything seems okay to me.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2011 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


Star Wars if Saul Bass had done the titles.


Hehe. Classic!

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I've bumped this, not only because of that wonderfully ingenious spoof of Star Wars, but because I saw the book on sale in Waterstones today. It's a little under £50 and quite weighty.

I had no idea Bass had done so much design, particularly for corporate america, let alone the film titles. The foreword is by Martin Scorsese who basically says Bass acted as something of a signpost so that anyone would know where they are now in addition to where they are going. In other words, Bass was and is an icon of comfort and identity.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Here's another thread on this topic.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=86557&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I reckon you must be the board's librarian, Bob!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Bass did not design the poster for West Side Story.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

I probably should mention who did. The legendary Bob Peak.

But you'd have to admit it came pretty close to what one would expect from Mr. Bass. They still sell this poster on ebay as Bass's.

Manderley- damn you, you lived my childhood dreams! smile

 
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