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By Ned Drew

We know we are not imagined to pass judgement on books by way of their covers, however the fact is that we do exactly that just about each time we stroll right into a bookstall or pull a publication off a tightly packed shelf. it really isn't anything we must always be ashamed approximately, for it reinforces whatever we in actual fact think: layout issues. At its top, ebook disguise layout is an artwork that transcends the publisher's advertisement imperativesto mirror either an author's rules and modern cultural values in an important, clever, and gorgeous way.

In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated heritage, authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger identify American booklet disguise layout as a convention of subtle, visible excellence that has positioned form to our literary panorama.

By Its Cover lines the tale of the yankee ebook hide from its inception as a way of utilitarian security for the e-book to its present prestige as an elaborately produced kind of verbal exchange artwork. it truly is, immediately, the intertwined tale of yankee picture layout and American literature, and contours the paintings of such mythical figures as Rockwell Kent, E. McKnight Kauffer, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Rudy deHarak, and Roy Kuhlman in addition to more moderen and modern innovators together with Push Pin Studios, Chermayeff & Geismar, Karen Goldberg, Chip Kidd, and John Gall.

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