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Classic Book Jackets:

The Design Legacy of George Salter

 

By Thomas S. Hansen


"For more than forty years, his beautifully drawn and lettered covers served as elegant windows onto the works of such revered authors as Albert Camus, John Dos Passos, Jack London, and Thomas Mann. Salter had the rare ability to reduce the illustrated dust jacket — a new part of the book package — to its essential elements. He could visually evoke — with typography, calligraphy, and pictorial imagery — the contents of any given book."

(synopsis from Chronicle Books' website)

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