Alexey Brodovitch: Kerry William Purcell

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Alexey Brodovitch (1898-1971) is a legend among graphic designers. A Russian who fled the Bolshevik Revolution to settle eventually in Paris and then New York, Brodovitch was one of the pioneers of graphic design in the twentieth century. 

Brodovitch was Art Director of <em>Harper's Bazaar</em> for over two decades (1934-58); he designed and produced several exquisite and highly collectable books with collaborators such as Richard Avedon and André Kertész; he was a talented photographer himself; and, through an informal class called the Design Lab in New York, he trained a younger generation of photographers and designers who went on to become famous artists and art directors in their own right.

Specifications:

  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 272 pp
  • Illustrations: 275 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714863177

Kerry William Purcell is a writer, lecturer and freelance picture editor. A former archivist at The Photographers' Gallery in London, he has written widely on film and photography.

"[...] Alexey Brodovitch by Kerry William Purcell collects innovative work by the Harper's Bazaar art director that triggered a new graphic era."—Vogue

"Brodovitch was a one-man visual revolution, and Alexey Brodovitch, a gorgeous new book from Phaidon by Kerry William Purcell, lays out the history."—Vanity Fair