Jackets required

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Chronicle Books, 1995 - Photography - 143 pages
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At once seductive, informative, and ephemeral, a book jacket is designed to evoke - and promote - the contents of a book. During the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, book jackets emerged as one of America's most vital graphic media, showcasing the talent of America's most exciting illustrators and designers. JACKETS REQUIRED: An Illustrated History of American Book Jacket Design, 1920-1950 features a striking array of book jackets created for a wide range of subjects and formats, including novels, humor books, romances, mysteries, biographies, and history books, among others.

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During the Twenties, Thirties, and Forties, as books entered into competition with magazines for consumer attention in the marketplace, book jackets emerged as one of America's most vital graphic ... Read full review

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A decent overview of book cover design from the 1920s to the 1950s, covering major trends. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
FICTION
18
NONFICTION
98
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID. He writes f

Seymour Chwast is well-known internationally for his graphic designs and illustrations. He has written and/or illustrated more than thirty books for children. His Houghton Mifflin collaborations with Harriet Ziefert include Traffic Jam, Moonride, and Ode to Humpty Dumpty. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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