The Best Books for Print People, 2019

Magazine and newspaper executives may beg to differ, but our love affair with print media has been surprisingly resilient in the digital era. E-book sales have flattened, and physical book sales continue to outstrip the “disruptors” by a wide margin. In fact, as our annual review of “Books for Print People” lists demonstrate, the book medium is the place where we celebrate, recall and even reprint the uniquely immersive, tactile, visually engaging qualities of text and images on the page. Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines, by Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser Columbia University Press, $34.95 Here is your best paean to the golden age of magazines’ social, visual impact. Bernard and Glaser most famously drove the look and feel of New York magazine, but had a hand in redesigning many others, like Time, Fortune and The Nation. It is loaded with visual reminders that nothing speaks to the cultural moment like a poignant magazine cover or splash page—something to which there is no digital equivalent. But we also get the pair’s interactions with famous collaborators, from Clay Felker and Gail Sheehy to Katherine Graham and David Levine. We dare you to put it down. Avedon Advertising, by The Richard Avedon Foundation, Laura Avedon, James Martin and Rebecca Arnold Abrams Books, $125.00 Here is a doorstopper worth reading. This review of half a century of Richard Avedon’s advertising photography makes clear the connection with his art. The commercial work not only helped... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

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