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By Its Cover Modern American Book Cover Design

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ISBN-10: 1568984979

ISBN-13: 9781568984971

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ned Drew, Paul Sternberger

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We all know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf. It's really not something we should be ashamed about, either, for it reinforces something we sincerely believe: design matters. At its best, book cover design is an art that transcends the publisher's commercial imperatives to reflect both an author's ideas and cultural values in a vital, intelligent, and beautiful way. In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated history, authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger establish American book cover design as a tradition of sophisticated, visual excellence that…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 8/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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