Julius Friedman: Images and Ideas
"Julius Friedman has done what I think are an extraordinary group of posters." --Milton Glaser, Glaser Inc., New York
One of America's most prolific and versatile artists, photographers and graphic designers of the modern era, Julius Friedman presents the output of a lifetime in Julius Friedman: Images and Ideas. In 308 beautiful full-color pages we see not only the impeccably-composed, witty and lavishly colorful graphic arts posters for which he is internationally renowned, but also the full scope of his other wide-ranging explorations: furniture design, bookmaking, art installations, sculpture and photography.
At no time before has the complete oeuvre of this world-class artist been aggregated and presented to an admiring world, because Friedman's catalog -- still in progress and now in the most mature, assured years of his working life -- has defied easy compilation. But herein Friedman himself has tackled the assignment, exploring his life, his processes, and his complete works to date, even designing the book that sums it all up.
In the design you will get a glimpse into the mind and instincts of the artist, suggesting the inspirations and sources of his particular imaginative product, and moreover, exploring the general processes that power art in all media around the world.
Update: Butler Books is proud to announce that Julius Friedman: Images and Ideas has been awarded the GOLD Medal for Excellence in the National Fine Arts category of the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards!