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Peter Mendelsund has enjoyed years as a much-sought-after book cover designer and art director. Among the many recognizable jackets he has created are those for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; collections of the works of Joyce, Kafka, Dostoevsky, de Beauvoir, and Foucault; the contemporary works of Martin Amis, Tom McCarthy, Ben Marcus, Jo Nesbø, and James Gleick; and many more. All have greatly benefitted from the care and touch Mendelsund gave them.

Cover abounds with Mendelsund's completed book jackets along with ephemera from his previously unseen creative method, including jacket sketches, interior art and editorial illustrations, and scores of rejected drafts. These images are punctuated by Mendelsund's reflections on his work and his process, as well as by texts from writers with whom he has worked and designed for.

Cover is a compendium of beautiful design and a beautiful design object itself; a profile and celebration of one of the publishing world's most talented and prolific contemporary creators, and a brilliant showcase of his deft touch for balanced and innovative design.

Peter Mendelsund is a novelist, a graphic designer, and the creative director of The Atlantic.
Mendelsund is the author of two novels, Same Same and The Delivery, as well as three books about
literature and the visual imagination: What We See When We Read, Cover, and The Look of the Book.

ISBN: 9781576876671

ISBN-10: 9781576876671

Publisher: powerHouse Books

Publication Date: 08/05/2014 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/05/2014 - 12:00am

Pages: 304

Language: English


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