By Its Cover #2020

By Its Cover Ned Drew Paul Sternberger By Its Cover We all know we re not supposed to judge books by their covers but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf It s really no

  • Title: By Its Cover
  • Author: Ned Drew Paul Sternberger
  • ISBN: 9781568989112
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • By Its Cover Ned Drew Paul Sternberger We all know we re not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf It s really not something we should be ashamed about, for it reinforces something we sincerely believe design matters At its best, book cover design is an art that transcends the publishWe all know we re not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf It s really not something we should be ashamed about, for it reinforces something we sincerely believe design matters At its best, book cover design is an art that transcends the publisher s commercial imperatives to reflect both an author s ideas and contemporary cultural values in a vital, intelligent, and beautiful way In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated history, authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger establish American book cover design as a tradition of sophisticated, visual excellence that has put shape to our literary landscape By Its Cover traces the story of the American book cover from its inception as a means of utilitarian protection for the book to its current status as an elaborately produced form of communication art It is, at once, the intertwined story of American graphic design and American literature, and features the work of such legendary figures as Rockwell Kent, E McKnight Kauffer, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Rudy deHarak, and Roy Kuhlman along with recent and contemporary innovators including Push Pin Studios, Chermayeff Geismar, Karen Goldberg, Chip Kidd, and John Gall.
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