THE KEN ADAM ARCHIVE
The Ken Adam Archives Hardcover by Sir Christopher Frayling (Author) Edition of 1,200 Hardcover bound in iridescent bicolor fabric with tipped-in, four-phase lenticular, 36 x 36 cm (14.2 x 14.2 in.), 3.88 kg (8.54 lb), 360 pages. Collector’s Edition of 1,200 numbered copies, each signed by Sir Ken Adam, with acrylic, engraved bookstand.
A giant of production design, Sir Ken Adam was the architect of Cold War satire with Dr. Strangelove and the inspiration behind the sinister lairs of James Bond’s adversaries. Featuring an unmatched wealth of material from his archive of sketches, concepts, and photographs held by the Deutsche Kinemathek, this signed edition honors an indelible, decorated career.
Collector’s Edition of 1,200 numbered copies, each signed by Sir Ken Adam, with acrylic, engraved bookstand
The Man Who Drew the Cold War
The production designs of the Oscar-winning Sir Ken Adam
Sir Ken Adam, born 1921 in Berlin, first trained as an architect before starting out in the movie industry as a draughtsman. He progressed quickly to art director and production designer on several major films, including Around the World in Eighty Days, Night of the Demon, and The Trials of Oscar Wilde. Known particularly for his semi-futuristic designs and use of modern technologies and materials, Adam collaborated with such top class directors as John Ford, Jacques Tourneur, Robert Aldrich, and of course Stanley Kubrick.
Born in 1946, Sir Christopher Frayling is a renowned British author, writer and critic. With a particular interest in popular culture, he taught at the University of Bath and also served as the Rector of the Royal College of Art. As chairman of the Arts and the Design Council and former governor of the British Film Institute, he is a leading voice in the world of movie and design history.
The Ken Adam Archive
Edition of 1,200
Hardcover bound in iridescent bicolor fabric with tipped-in, four-phase lenticular, 36 x 36 cm (14.2 x 14.2 in.), 3.88 kg (8.54 lb), 360 pages, with acrylic, engraved bookstand.