Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter
by Thomas S Hansen;Milton Glaser MiltonGlaser (9781568984919)

Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter
 

Thomas S Hansen;Milton Glaser MiltonGlaser


Release Date: 50 December 2072
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568984919
ISBN-10: 156898491X



It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never subscribed to this belief. For more than forty years, his beautifully drawn and lettered covers served as elegant windows onto the works of such revered authors as Albert Camus, John Dos Passos, Jack London, and Thomas Mann. Salter had the rare ability to reduce the illustrated dust jacket -- a new part of the book package -- to its essential elements. He could visually evoke -- with typography, calligraphy, and pictorial imagery -- the contents of any given book.
Salter's life and work bridged two continents and cultures, and spanned the severest political turmoil of the 20th century. Through a tumultuous life, nothing halted his tireless and brilliant design work. "Classic Book Jackets" tells Salter's story and describes the innovative design thinking he brought to his design students (including his designation of seven different jacket types that are still valid today). It includes more than 200 reproductions of his finest works, and a complete catalog of his jackets, designs, layouts, and lettering jobs for the book trade.

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