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Steinweiss, Alex 1917-2011

Overview
Works: 21 works in 43 publications in 3 languages and 538 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  History  Symphonies  Catalogs  Concertos  Exhibition catalogs  Chamber music  Live sound recordings  Photographs  Music 
Roles: Author, Cover designer, Artist, Interviewee
Classifications: M1001, 785.11
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Most widely held works about Alex Steinweiss
 
Most widely held works by Alex Steinweiss
For the record : the life and work of Alex Steinweiss by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss is the only book on this artist who has left an indelible mark on design and music history. It charts his entire career, including the patriotic posters he produced during World War II, features more than 150 of his covers in full color, and looks at the celebrated paintings and ceramics this master has created in his retirement."--Jacket
Alex Steinweiss : the inventor of the modern album cover by Kevin Reagan( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover as we know it, and created a new graphic art form. In 1940, as Columbia Records' young new art director, he pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance, and within months its record sales increased by over 800 per cent. His covers for Columbia--combining bold typography with modern, elegant illustrations--took the industry by storm and revolutionized the way records were sold. Over three decades, Steinweiss made thousands of original artworks for classical, jazz, and popular record covers for Columbia, Decca, London, and Everest; as well as logos, labels, advertising material, even his own typeface, the Steinweiss Scrawl. He launched the golden age of album cover design and influenced generations of designers to follow. Less well known--but included here--are his posters for the U.S. Navy; packaging and label design for liquor companies; film title sequences; as well as his fine art. Includes essays by three-time Grammy Award-winning art director/designer Kevin Reagan and graphic design historian Steven Heller; Steinweiss' personal recollections from an epic career; and extensive ephemera from the Steinweiss archive, most of it never before published."--Publisher's website
Invitation to the waltz by Andre Kostelanetz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1949 and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, for piano and orchestra, op. 83 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

2 editions published in 1945 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates Brahm's own, personal concerto style as played by Rudolf Serkin with the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of George Szell
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 : Choral by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

2 editions published in 1935 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, called the Ninth for short, bears the title "Symphony with final chorus on Schiller's "Ode to Joy!" It was completed in February of 1824 and first performed in Vienna on May 7, 1824. This symphony is the keystone of all Beethoven's symphonic works
Photo-lettering : a catalog of over 1500 basic alphabets + variations by Photo-Lettering Inc( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Steinweiss : the inventor of the modern album cover by Kevin Reagan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Steinweiss (1917-2011) invented the album cover as we know it. In 1940, as Columbia Records' young new art director, he pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance, and within months its record sales increased by over 800%. Over the next three decades, Steinweiss made thousands of original artworks for classical, jazz, and popular record covers for Columbia, Decca, London, and Everest; as well as logos, labels, advertising material, even his own typeface, the Steinweiss Scrawl. His daring designs, gathered here in all their bright combinations of bold typography with modern, elegant illustration, revolutionized the way music was sold
Trio in C major, op. 87 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

1 edition published in 1935 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

2 editions published in 1944 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cargoes : twenty-fifth anniversary issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of folders featuring the art works, poems and essays of students of Abraham Lincoln High School. Each volume covers a period of five years beginning with the year 1930
Visual Communication Techniques : Steinweiss : an exhibition at A.D. gallery N.Y. Oct. 14 to 28. 1947 by Alex Steinweiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alex Steinweiss, Album Covers by Alex Steinweiss( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material by Alex Steinweiss( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visual communication techniques : an exhibition of designs for advertising and industry by A.D. Gallery( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alex Steinweiss by Alex Steinweiss( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Boogie woogie by Alex Steinweiss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Depicts 2 large hands (one black and one white) hovering over a small piano with a burning cigarette in an ashtray on top. Text reads: "BOOGIE WOOGIE, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, Harry James Trio, Count Basie. Columbia Records Set C-44." Signed: "Steinweiss."
Concerto no. 4 in C minor for piano and orchestra, op. 44 by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

1 edition published in 1945 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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For the record : the life and work of Alex Steinweiss
Alternative Names
Alex Steinweiss

Alex Steinweiss Amerikaans kunstenaar (1917-2011)

Alex Steinweiss amerikansk konstnär

Alex Steinweiss amerikansk kunstnar

Alex Steinweiss amerikansk kunstner

Alex Steinweiss designer statunitense

Alex Steinweiss Graphic designer

Alex Steinweiss US-amerikanischer Designer, Erfinder des Schallplattencovers

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