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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - labwriter - LibraryThing
If you're interested in the history of the book, then this is a must-have for your library: beautiful large color photographs of book covers from the 1920s - 1950s, artistic treasures. Read full review
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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