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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Black & White

Jacket design by Abby Weintraub

Amongst the riot of color found on bookshelves in bookstores, black & white can really catch your eye. That's the case with "Black and White," Dani Shapiro's novel about a mother who reaches the heights of the art world by taking (what some view as) exploitative photographs of her three-year old daughter and the rift that opens between them as a result. I was struck by how simple and elegant this cover is; check it out in person.

2 comments:

James said...

The plot of the book clearly draws on Sally Mann and her children, so I don't know why I'm surprised that the cover seems to be using an actual Sally Mann photo.

Joseph said...

I forgot to mention the Sally Mann connection / inspiration. Thanks!