Books about Books
Ned Drew & Paul Sternberger
Looking back through all the covers reproduced in this book, subtitled Modern American Book Cover Design, I love Alvin Lustig and Paul Rand’s covers from the 1950s, a few things here and there from the 1960s, and then nothing much else until the last chapter, looking at the late 1990s with a section focusing on various Knopf designers.more
This is an image-rich overview of Penguin cover designs from 1935–2005. I’ve been thinking a lot about book design lately, and there is something oddly fresh about some of the older cover designs. Or perhaps it is just refreshing to see a limited palette when compared...more
celia suggested this book to me a while back when i found someone’s notes in one story of a Mavis Gallant book. it is the ﬁrst book to look at the history and argue for the value of writing in books.
marking books in any way is a practice largely unaccepted for most of the books...more