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Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design by Joseph Connolly
  

Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design

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Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design by Joseph Connolly

Joseph Connolly - book collector, antiquarian dealer, and acclaimed novelist - has compiled an impassioned guide and love letter to the designers, artists and authors at the heart of Faber's design story. From its beginnings in the 1920s and 1930s on to the classic years of innovation under Berthold Wolpe after the War, and from the celebrated period of collaboration with Pentagram on to the modern day, here is, as he concludes in his preface, 'a lavish celebration of the art and beauty of these magnificent covers, from just the first eighty years'. Even gazing at these so slim spines, I was taken. And at the foot of each one, the word Faber. The vitality of the design, even on these very narrow spines, compelled me to slide out the books. And the covers! Oh my goodness, the covers...the color, strength and typography were not at all brash, but merely dynamic: here, I thought, was splendor. And it was the covers that encouraged me to open the books. And to read. And then to discover.

About the Author

Joseph Connolly is the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling writer of twelve novels, as well as twelve works of non-fiction. He lives in London.

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Publication date

2nd July 2009

Author

Joseph Connolly

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Author's Website

www.josephconnolly.co.uk

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Graphic design
Illustration

ISBN

9780571240012

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