‘Cover’ – Peter Mendelsund

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mendelsund-coverPeter Mendelsund

Powerhouse Books, augustus 2014
Hardcover, 200 pagina’s, 29 x 24 cm
ISBN 9781576876671, verkoopprijs € 55,99 (bol)

among Amazon’s Best Books of 2014 : Arts & Photography

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover—but that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying. An original and visually engaging cover can help make the difference between a flop and a smash, and over the years more than a few designers have taken the creative and mysterious process to levels of supreme beauty and imagination. Peter Mendelsund is that kind of designer and Cover is the story of his love affair with books.

Renowned and award-winning designer of many best-selling books, Peter Mendelsund has enjoyed years as a much-sought-after designer and art director.

The entire story of a book cover—from the moment a book is initially acquired to when it finally appears on bookstores’ shelves—is explained and illustrated in Cover. Cover abounds with Mendelsund’s completed book jackets along with ephemera from his previously unseen creative processes, including jacket sketches, interior art and illustrations, editorial illustration, and scores of rejected drafts. These images are punctuated by Mendelsund’s reflections on his work and his process, as well as by texts from writers with whom he has worked and designed for, including bestselling crime writers, Pulitzer and Booker Prize-winning fiction and non-fiction authors, well-known scientists, actors, and politicians.

mendelsund-covers-vbeen paar covers van Mendelsund, veel meer voorbeelden in zijn weblog en hier

over dit boek…

Grafisch vormgever Peter Mendelsund probeert de verborgen betekenis van een tekst te vangen in zijn omslagontwerpen. Dat heeft het mooiste beeldboek van 2014 opgeleverd. (Volkskrant)

zie ook…

mendelsund-read-2014Peter Mendelsund: What We See When We Read

A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader.

ook besproken in artikel NYTimes, 29 juli 2014

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