Albert Kner - Artist, Icon, Legend
|Author||Adam Erdesz; Robert Brooker III|
|Publisher||Corvina /Club of Odd Volumes|
Albert Kner (1899-1976) invented hundreds of things we encounter in our daily lives, such as the cardboard six pack and the flip top cigarette box. Yet his name is almost unknown. He started his life in Hungary in the book arts. His artistic training was interrupted by World War I. He did not enter the family printing business, a decision that saved his life, but also led to decades of artistic struggle as a designer of books, posters, packaging, stage sets, and furniture. In 1940, Albert emigrated to Chicago with his wife and two young children. Almost instantly he was hired as Design Director of the largest cardboard manufacturer in America. His charge: make cardboard beautiful. Albert Kner is a hidden treasure of the design world, and deserves far greater recognition for his achievements.
|222 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English|