Saturday, April 18, 2009

Buying Books For Their Covers

(Above) Julien Gracq, A Dark Stranger: there is nothing on the cover of this book, no type—just this incredible image. Image © A Journey Round My Skull(Above) Rene Daumal, Mount Analogue: The cover photo is copyrighted 1967 by Casey Sonnabend & Michael Bowen. Several versions of this cover have been used for 1960s Hippie music posters. This image © A Journey Round My Skull
(Above) Benjamin Peret, Death to the Pigs: Selected Writings: Atlas Press. Image © A Journey Round My Skull
(Above) Andre Breton and Paul Eluard, The Immaculate Conception:
Image © A Journey Round My Skull
(Above) Kurt Tucholsky and John Heartfield, Deutchland Uberalles
Image © A Journey Round My Skull
(Above) Ruth McEnery Stuart and Albert Bigelow Paine: Gobolinks or Shadow Pictures, 1896: Image © A Journey Round My Skull(Above) Witold Gombrowicz, Bakakai: 1968, Brazil. Image © A Journey Round My Skull
(Above) Louis Resnick, Eye Hazards in Industry: Published for the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Image © A Journey Round My Skull
(Above) Klaus Ensikat and Bertolt Brecht, Uber die irdische Liebe:
Image © A Journey Round My Skull
(Above) Witold Gombrowicz, Pornografia: A Novel (1969).
Image © A Journey Round My Skull

I JUST DISCOVERED A GREAT SERIES OF BOOK COVERS AND OTHER IMAGES that you should know about. It is the blog A Journey Round My Skull. The site is very good about the author and other information, but the illustrator or book designer is not always known or revealed.

Oh, and yes— I WILL buy a book... for it’s cover.
All images reproduced here © A Journey Round My Skull.

4 comments:

Kim and David said...

Incredible Art Forms!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Wow some of these are very extreme! I LOVE the "Dark Stranger" cover.

Will said...

Thanks for the boost! I will check back to your site often.

Will @ A Journey Round My Skull

Patricia said...

The Gobolinks cover is super!

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