The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970

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Martin Salisbury
The Illustrated Dust Jacket: 1920-1970

Thames & Hudson, oktober 2017
ISBN 9780500519134, 200 pagina’s
> hardcover vanaf € 26,00 | o.a. te koop bij

A deep dive into the history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the twentieth century, reflecting some of the most iconic designs of the era.

Author Martin Salisbury traces the evolution of the book jacket from its functional origins as a plain dust protector for expensively bound books to its elaboration as an artistic device to catch the eye of browsing book buyers.

The book jackets reproduced here reflect the changing visual styles and motifs of the passing century, beginning with the Art Deco period and continuing through Modernism, the playful Thirties, the pre- and postwar Neo-Romantics, the new consumerism and realist subject matter of the Fifties, and the Pop Art of the Sixties.

Martin Salisbury has selected over 50 artists and illustrators who were active in the period 1920-1970 in the UK and USA.

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