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Great Book Jacket and Cover Design

Powers, Alan
Publisher:  Mitchell Beazley, London, United Kingdom
Year Published:  2001  
Pages:  144pp   Price:  $45.00   ISBN:  1-84000-421-5
Book Type:  Handbooks/Manuals

Resource Type:  Book

Examples of some of the best book covers and jackets of the twentieth century.


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Evolution of the Book Jacket

The Impact of Modernism: The 1920s and 1930s
The Modernist Jacket
Designing in Monochrome
Graphic Innovation
Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious
Victor Gollancz
Classic Novels
Strange and Surreal
Barnett Freedman
Penguin; The Creation of a Brand
Early Paperback Series
Colour and Printing
The Author as Artist
Dutch Graphic Design

The Creation of Style: The 1940s to the 1960s
Edward McKnight Kauffer
European Writers
Bond Novels
Science Fiction
Alvin Lustig
Through the keyhole
American Classic Novels
Penguin and the Paperback
Kitchen-sink Novels
Discreetly Scandalous: Lolita
The Pulp Fiction Jacket
American Graphic Artists
The American Thriller
The Beat Generation
Playing with Typography
British Classic Novels

A Revolution in Print: The 1960s and 1970s
Exploring the Erotic
Len Deighton
Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar
Paul Rand
The British Crime Novel
The Paperback Explosion: Penguin
The Paperback Explosion: Other Publishers
Cold War Paranoia
The Times They Are a-Changin'
Classic Novels
Counter Culture
Agatha Christie

Design in the Digital Age: The 1980s and 1990s
Faber and Faber
Harvill Press
The Postmodern Novel
Penguin; New Designs
Pocket Canons
Black Sparrow Press
Andrzej Klimowski
Jeff Fisher
Rebel Inc
Grove Atlantic

Designers and Imprints
Useful Addresses


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