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Children's Book Covers: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design

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Structured chronologically, this text charts over 100 years in children's book covers and jackets, dating back to the 18th century. It should be of interest to collectors, design enthusiasts and lovers of children's literature, and contains colour images of over 400 books.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Mitchell Beazley
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Kaitlin
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read for college
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Children's book illustrations are, to my mind, the fastest way to the pulse of a society and its zeitgeist. Some are barely concealed (or blatant) propaganda ("Mr Tompkin Explores the Atom," 1945, or "Biggles Defies the Swastika," 1941), and some are more subtle reifications of politics ("Pippi Longstocking," when originally produced in neutral Sweden, was still published on cheap, tiny folios). And that's before we even start talking about art. Illustrating covers for children, some of whom are ...more
Harry
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great reference for children book covers designer.
Paula Cruz
Que livro chaaaaaaaaaaaato. O conteúdo é bom, mas a escrita deixa a desejar. Recomendo que seja lido que nem dicionário, porque ler de cabo a rabo é maçante.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Been in a reading books about books and or book art kind of mood lately. Some of the covers are either familiar or ones I hadn't seen before. Interesting read though.
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Alan Powers is a teacher, researcher and writer specialising in architecture and design.

Powers trained as an art historian at University of Cambridge, gaining an undergraduate degree and a PhD.

As a writer Powers has been prolific, writing reviews, magazine articles, obituaries of artists and architects as well as books. He has concentrated on 20th century British architecture and architectural con
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