- Tapa dura: 256 páginas
- Editor: Princeton Archi (1 de agosto de 2012)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1616890975
- ISBN-13: 978-1616890971
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº92.014 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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Elegantissima the Design Typography of Louise Fili /Anglais (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 ago 2012
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"Long known as something of a revolutionary in the field of book-jacket design, Fili took her distinctive and elegant old-world style to the food-packaging industry in 1989. There she brought a whole new level of sophistication to everything from candybar wrappers to wine bottles-and you can find many of them here." -- Entertainment Weekly
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In the 1980s Louise Fili raised the bar on book cover design, creating more than two thousand inspiring jacket designs as art director for Pantheon Books. With her own firm, Louise Fili Ltd., founded in 1989, she has set a new standard for restaurant and food packaging design. Known for her lavish and elegant typography, Fili has won numerous awards for her designs. Elegantissima is the first monograph on her work and a must-have for anyone interested in design and good food. Includes a foreword by Steven Heller.Ver Descripción del producto
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Then you will enjoy this book. Life is beautiful -- and Louise explains why.
I have several books by Steven Heller and Louise Fili and this husband / wife collaboration has produced some real treasures. I can only imagine what wonders are housed in their combined archives. They are both to be thanked for making so much of their painstaking research and amazing collection available to the rest of us.
Louise is incredibly gifted in her ability to incorporate the beautiful scripts, ornamentation and images of a bygone era and give them a contemporary look. She, singlehandedly, puts to rest the old canard - "never judge a book by its cover". I have no doubt the packaging she creates outshines most of the products contained therein.
I would add, in addition to the obvious visual merits of this book, Mrs. Fili is quite a wordsmith. She has a definite flair for turning a phrase. Her ability to create prose with a such a decided flourish is rather unique in the genre of the art book. Typically one glides through these books content in just appreciating the images while overlooking the cumbersome writing. Her's is a pleasant exception.
The production quality of this book is all one could hope for and well deserving of its contents. I am quite pleased with this purchase and can't imagine anyone being otherwise. Louise Fili and Steven Heller are certainly prolific but none of their output seems to suffer as a consequence. The only regrets I have felt after finishing one of their books is that there were too few pages. What better compliment!
As an experienced design student, this was an invaluable resource and I will continue to use it throughout the years. It is a great addition for any design library and the hardcover is of very high quality. Treat yourself to a copy today!