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Classic book jackets : the design legacy of George Salter

Author: Thomas S Hansen
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never subscribed to this belief. For more than forty years, his beautifully drawn and lettered jackets served as elegant windows into the works of such renowned authors as Albert Camus, John Dos Passos, Jack London, and Thomas Mann. Salter had the rare ability to reduce the illustrated jacket to its
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Named Person: George Salter; George Salter; George Salter; George (Künstler) Salter
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Hansen
ISBN: 156898491X 9781568984919
OCLC Number: 54952954
Description: 200 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Salter's Berlin years --
From Berlin to New York: the 1930s and 1940s --
Designs of the 1950s and 1960s --
George Salter's German designs for the German book market, 1922-1934 --
George Salter's designs for the American book market, 1934-1967.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Hansen ; foreword by Milton Glaser.
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Salter's life and work bridged two continents and cultures, and spanned the severest political turmoil of the 20th century. Classic Book Jackets tells Salter's story and describes the innovative  Read more...

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