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Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Curtain, US and UK

Kundera designed the cover of his The Art of the Novel, and I'd wager a guess that he also did the cover of Faber and Faber version of this (the second image), a collection of essays on the craft and history of the novel.

This is a wonderfully clear illustration of different approaches to book cover design: one goes straight for the subject -- "A book about books? Let's put a book on the cover!" -- the other straight for the title / metaphor.

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