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Designer: Jack Reich

Berlioz and His Century: An Introduction to the Age of Romanticism
by Jacques Barzun.
Meridian Books, 1956
5" x 7.25"
448 pages

Based on the date of publication, it is likely this design was accomplished during Reich's partnership with Elaine Lustig after Alvin Lustig's death in 1955. The Lustig influence is definitely at play in style, color palette, and especially typography.

Some wear, soiling and creases to the cover. Clean interior with the exception of an annotation in pencil on the table of contents page.

About Jack Reich:
Jack Reich was as an integral part of the Lustig Office, working on staff as a design assistant. After Alvin Lustig's death in 1955, Reich joined Elaine Lustig as partner when she took over the firm. They continued to work together through the early 1960s, designing dozens of book covers for Meridian, both jointly and independently. After his time with Lustig ended, Reich joined Richard Rogers, Inc., where he remained through the 1970s designing for large corporations, including IBM.


Jack Reich book cover design, 1956. "Berlioz and His Century" by Jacques Barzun


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: graphic design, paper, ink, offset printing
  • Only ships within United States.
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