B1630. Arnold Schwartzman. Phono-Graphics: The Visual Paraphernalia of the Talking Machine. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1993. 119pp. An absolutely handsome photograveure filled with color photos of phonographs, cylinder & disk players, elaborate floor models, plus needle tins & record labels. Beautifully illustrated, within slipcase. - 9780811803021 0-8118-0302-3
"The delightful PHONO-GRAPHICS - THE VISUAL PARAPHERNALIA OF THE TALKING MACHINE, the 1993 book by Arnold Schwartzman, is a celebration of the dazzling array of graphic styles used to adorn and advertise phonographs and phonograph accoutrements during the golden age of the Talking Machine, PHONO-GRAPHICS - THE VISUAL PARAPHERNALIA OF THE TALKING MACHINE will delight collectors, designers, and nostalgia buffs. Complete with outer card slip-case.
Chapter headings include: Phonographs and Cylinder Boxes, Amplifying Horns, Disc Players, Record Labels and Sleeves, Postcards, Advertising, Phonograph Needle Tins and Picture Records. Hundreds of photographs!
So, although this book is small (119 pages, and about 7" X 7"), it's well worth the purchase price. You'll find plenty therein to enjoy, and open your mind a bit. It's a ‘must-have’ for phonograph junkies, and certainly a promising little discovery for artists as well.”
- Ned Ludd