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Wendell Minor: Art For The Written Word: Twenty Five Years Of Book Cover Art
This one-of-a-kind retrospective brings together a rich selection of pieces from Wendell Minor's extraordinary body of jacket art, with lively commentary from authors and others on the relationship between a book's cover and what's inside. Introduction by David McCullough; illustrated index.
Published September 1st 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
(first published 1995)
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Apr 13, 2007 Becky rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
You know the infamous cover illustration for To Kill a Mockingbird, yes? But do you know who did it? I came across this book by accident (okay, okay, I was browsing the 700's) once at the main library and have never forgotten it. Now I see this guy's book covers EVERYWHERE. He's done thousands. I flip books over when I think I recognize a painting of his on the cover. Imagine being that recognizable and still so unknown! It's like being the book equivalent of the movie preview narrator guy. I li...more
Wendell Minor was born and raised in the town of Aurora, Illinois. Drawing and painting have always been an integral part of his life, and after completing his studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Wendell began creating original designs for book publishers in New York City. His children's books have consistently exhibited his love for the land and environment.More about Wendell Minor...