On Sale: August 5, 2014
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Peter Mendelsund has enjoyed years as a much-sought-after
book cover designer and art director. Among the many
recognizable jackets he has created are those for The Girl
with the Dragon Tattoo; collections of the works of Joyce,
Kafka, Dostoevsky, de Beauvoir, and Foucault; the
contemporary works of Martin Amis, Tom McCarthy, Ben Marcus,
Jo NesbĂ¸, and James Gleick; and many more. All have greatly
benefited from the care and touch Mendelsund gave them.
Cover abounds with Mendelsund's completed book jackets along
with ephemera from his previously unseen creative method,
including jacket sketches, interior art and editorial
illustrations, 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.
Cover is a compendium of beautiful design and a beautiful
design object itself; a profile and celebration of one of
the publishing world's most talented and prolific
contemporary creators, and a brilliant showcase of his deft
touch for balanced and innovative design.
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