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The Look of the Book

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The Look of the Book by Peter Mendelsund and David J. Alworth
Hardcover $50.00
Oct 06, 2020 | ISBN 9780399581021

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Praise for The Look of the Book:

“A book about books that deserves a spot in every bibliophile’s collection.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Cover:

“In the past decade, Mr. Mendelsund has designed about 600 book jackets, ranging from a sober, sophisticated cover for Tolstoy’s War and Peace to his whimsical Pop Art-like treatment of Kafka’s novella Metamorphosis, to the hypnotic fluorescent swirls on Stieg Larsson’s thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”New York Times

“Cover is foremost a visually enticing tour of some of the most important books of recent times, made even more memorable by Mendelsund’s daring covers.”Washington Post

Praise for What We See When We Read:

“A playful, illustrated treatise on how words give rise to mental images.”Alexandra Alter, New York Times

“Mendelsund, throughout this thought-provoking book, helps the lay reader contemplate text in ways you hadn’t thought about previously.”Los Angeles Times

“A welcome and fascinating new book.”New York Review of Books

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