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The art of American book covers : 1875-1930

Author: Richard Minsky
Publisher: New York : George Braziller, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1870s, book cover art in the United States entered a Golden Age that lasted more than fifty years. Some of the work is startling for its prescience and can be associated with art movements that occurred decades after the books were produced.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Minsky
ISBN: 0807616249 9780807616246
OCLC Number: 812781267
Notes: Includes chart of artists' monograms, identifying each by name of artist or book designer.
Description: 134 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: by Richard Minsky.

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At the turn of the twentieth century book design was more than a craft. It was a labour of love at the forefront of art. This title showcases beautifully crafted and influential American book covers,  Read more...

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There's an appealing element of mystery to these designs, which rarely announce exactly what content lies within, of course enhanced by the fact that many of the books are long out of print and Read more...

 
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