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Shelf Space: Modern Package Design 1945-1965 Paperback – April 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811817849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811817844
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,544,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jerry Jankowski is the design director for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. He is the author of several design books, including Shelf Life: Modern Package Design 1920-1945. Most of the items in Shelf Space come from his personal collection, which he has amassed over the past 15 years. He lives in Chicago.

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Format: Paperback
Jankowski's previous book 'Shelf life' visually looked at packaging from 1920 to 1945, 'Shelf space' brings the packaging story up to 1965. The packs in both books are from the author's personal collection so don't expect a comprehensive look at the boxes, bottles and cans found in most homes over the decades.

The pages are divided into eight chapters, though the last one 'Canned laughter' over three spreads, is really just an excuse for the author to reveal some cheap fun stuff from the fifties. All the other pages are basically pack shots with captions.

Like the previous book this one doesn't have enough material in it but as it can be picked for virtually nothing it could interest design students or nostalgia buffs.
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nice idea for a book, but not quite there. makes a good referal book that starts a discussion. good value
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "katielaine" on April 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book featured some great pictures. As a vintage advertisement collector, I saw some familiar brand names and also a few new brands. This book was very well assimilated. The photographs were very well taken and the text was very well written. Congratulations to the author (Jerry Jankowski) and the photographer (Grant Kessler) for such a great book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 7, 2014
Format: Paperback
I received this book as a gift off my Amazon wish list. I was very excited when I got it and the photos of the packages are extremely colorful and very clear. Unfortunately when I get to page 73, it's page 90 upside down; pages 76 and 77 are upside down pages 86 and 87; pages 81 and 82 are upside down 94 and 95; page 84 is an upside down page 91; pages 86,87, 90, and 91 are in their proper spot. I really would like a complete book as I enjoy the pages that are correct.

I rated it 3 stars as the photos and information contained are excellent. I am disappointed some pages were printed incorrectly.
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