The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970

Hardback (05 Oct 2017) | English

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The middle decades of the 20th century saw an extraordinary flourishing of the illustrated, pictorial dust jacket. From the 1920s, as the potential for the book's protective wrapping to be used for promotion and enticement became clear, artists and illustrators on both sides of the Atlantic applied their talents to this particular art form. Rising to the wide-ranging challenges posed by format and subject matter, leading artists and illustrators brought their unique personal vision to bear on the world of books. Many of their designs reflect the changing visual styles and motifs of the period, including Bloomsbury, Art Deco, Modernism, postwar neo-romanticism and the Kitchen Sink School. Martin Salisbury has selected over fifty of the artists and illustrators who were active in the period 1920-1970 in the UK and USA, as well as others, and discusses their life and work.

Book information

ISBN: 9780500519134
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 741.640904
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 1224g
Height: 223mm
Width: 308mm
Spine width: 28mm