Art of Clairtone : The Making of a Design Icon 1958-1971. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed by author

By: MUNK, Nina, and Rachel GOTLIEB GOTLIEB, Rachel

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MUNK, Nina, and Rachel GOTLIEB. The Art of Clairtone : The Making of a Design Icon 1958-1971. Toronto : McClelland and Stewart / Design Exchange, (2008). First Printing. Pp (14),15-171,(5). Illustrated. Oblong 8vo, purple cloth, silver lettering to front board and spine. "For a decade, in the 1960s,Clairtone Sound Corporation captured the spirit of the times: sophisticate d, cosmopolitan, liberated. From its modern oiled-walnut and teak stereos to its minimalist logos and promotional materials, Clairtone produced a powerful and enduring body of design work. Founded in 1958 by two young Canadians, Peter Munk and David Gilmour, Clairtone quickly became known for its iconic designs and masterful advertising campaigns. Its acclaimed Project G stereo, with its space-age styling, epitomized the Swinging Sixties. Famously, Hugh Hefner owned a Project G. So did Frank Sinatra. Oscar Peterson affirmed that his music sounded as good on a G as it did live. In 1967, suggesting how deeply Clairtones G series had come to be identified with popular culture, the G2 appeared in The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. With 250 illustrations, including previously unpublished drawings, rarefilm stills, confidential memorandums, and original photography, The Art o f Clairtone is a candid and in-depth look at the companys skyrocketing success and sensational collapse. Through the recollections of those who knew Clairtone best, from its founders to its designers, engineers, and salesmen,and with comments from Karim Rashid, Douglas Coupland, Tyler Brûlé, and Br uce Mau, among others, this elegant book, published on the 50th anniversaryof Clairtones launch, celebrates an iconoclastic company that once seemed to represent the promise of Canada." - from the dj. "Early investor Frank Sobey, who had been mayor of Stellarton, Nova Scotia from 1937 to 1959[6] and was then president of Industrial Estates Limited (IEL), helped the company obtain financial support from the Government of Nova Scotia to open an electronics manufacturing plant in Stellarton. The company decided to switch production to televisions at this time and was fully operational in Stellarton by the summer of 1966. There were close to 1,000 employees at the time." - Wikipedia. Foreword by Samantha Sannella; "Peter Munk, David Gilmour and the Memory of Clairtone" by Nina Munk; Images of Clairtone : Era One; EraTwo; Era Three. With end-notes. Bottom edge sunned. else very good in spin e-sunned unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Nina Munk. 90.00

Title: Art of Clairtone : The Making of a Design Icon 1958-1971. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed by author

Author Name: MUNK, Nina, and Rachel GOTLIEB GOTLIEB, Rachel

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart / Design Exchange, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9780771065071:

Seller ID: 114224

Keywords: CANADA BUSINESS HISTORY LOCAL NOVA SCOTIA PICTOU COUNTY CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY,