My job was to figure out when the items were issued and help clarify some of
the content relating to illustrations as well as to get the classical
composers and works into standard spellings and identifications. I worked
with a set of cover photos proof sheets and their tentative IDs, now sent
back to Taschen.
The ultimate titling, cover design and text was the writer's responsibilty
and that of the editorial staff. The promo folder was the first I saw of
the way the finished work will look and I'll have a chance to see the full
content once my copy of the trade edition arrives.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 10:24 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ARSC award nominations
> Steven Smolian wrote:
>> There is a new book, "Alex Steinweiss. The Inventor of the Modern Album
>> Cover. I helped out getting some of the categorizing and dating figured
> How did you and the book deal with the fact that Steinweiss did not
> "invent" the modern album cover, because considering, among other earlier
> examples, that Decca had been issuing a series of albums with illustrated
> covers which had reached a total of 200 by the time of Steinweiss's first
> cover C-11? The Richard Rodgers cover wasn't the first illustrated cover,
> it was just newly re-organized Columbia's first illustrated cover.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]