The Look of the Book: Jackets, Covers, and Art at the Edges of Literature

The Look of the Book: Jackets, Covers, and Art at the Edges of Literature

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Title:The Look of the Book: Jackets, Covers, and Art at the Edges of Literature
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    The Look of the Book: Jackets, Covers, and Art at the Edges of Literature Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    Hmmm... mixy thoughts on this. So this is a book all about book covers. And initially I was SUPER excited for it.I mean... who doesn't judge a book by its cover? I was so curious to learn about...

  • Gabe Steller

    I good cover is very satisfying to me and I will always google all the various editions of books to find the best one before i buy it (also watch this space cuz the editions i review are the ones I re...

  • Mindi

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. Review to follow......

  • Chris Molnar

    An (of course) handsomely designed primer on book covers, primarily American literary fiction. It benefits from Mendelsund's position as one of the best known and most respected purveyors of the craft...

  • Anne

    What a fantastic analysis of all things book jackets/dust covers! I see some other reviewers calling it pedantic and scholarly - and while I can see where those comments come from - I'd instead like t...

  • Kailin Richardson

    Relevant, informative, and fun.Occasionally, it would read like a sophomore year English paper — you just started to find your footing in the literary world and are really excited to talk about your...

  • Zach

    It's a beautiful book to look at but that's the end of it. Which is not nothing. But also not everything....

  • Elise

    I was a bit disappointed by this book. There is not many books about book's covers, so maybe my expectations were too high.I think the writting is quite poor and not well organize. Moreover, the text ...

  • Antonio Delgado

    ‘The Look of the Book’ is an interesting book about book covers. The book has an astonishing design, and includes several iconic known books covers with some other less known, Even though its cont...

  • Dan Trefethen

    This is a handsome coffee table book that will attract all book lovers. While the text discusses the art and production of book covers (i.e. jackets mostly), most of the book consists of images showin...