Publisher Marketing: 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.
Annotation: Peter Mendelsund has enjoyed years as a much-sought-after book cover designer and art director. 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.
Additional details: Weight: 4 lbs Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.5 x 1.4 Binding: Hardcover ISBN: 1576876675 Publisher: powerHouse Books Author: Mendelsund, Peter (Author), Baier, George, IV (Photographer), Delcan, Pablo (Designed by) Pages: 304 Publication date: August 05, 2014