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Relating this aspect of the graphic arts to the other arts, Charles Rosner provides a survey of the growth of the book jacket—its early history, its functions, and its possibilities today. He traces the development of the book jacket in the United States, France, and England and prevailing trends in other countries. The author has selected as illustrations more than 150 superb examples of outstanding book jackets. He gives a really comprehensive view of how the potentialities of sales appeal can be combined with good taste and good design.
This book will interest everyone who likes books, good design, and the arts in general.