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Back Cover

The outside of the last page of a magazine. Back covers very often have advertisements on them. As a result of its visibility, a back cover usually commands a higher price from an advertiser.
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What Bringhurst does include makes for an invaluable contribution to the history of book design. His chapter, "The Invisible Book," highlighting Canada's long history of First-Nations oral culture and its transcription into book form in the nineteenth century, is entirely original and embodies "a truly Canadian heritage" (17) in typography that has long been ignored.
The next two chapters in the section describe how Hendel designed two books, High lonesome and On book design. How one choice of an element affects other book elements is very clearly presented.
Book design elements can give new life to a well-known text (MacMath, 1994), as Jan Brett has done with the borders for her retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1987).
The book combines a sound introduction to the foundations of typography and book design with practical advice useful to both the student and the practitioner.
"I was not taught book design," Derek Birdsall states in the preface to his entertaining and idiosyncratic Notes on Book Design; "this book plots a learning curve of my experience and purpose--which is quite simply the decent setting of type and the intelligent layout of text and pictures based on a rigorous study of content."
Dutch designer Grootens offers detailed analysis and documentation of his book design work and the course of his career over the past ten years.
Northern Exposures, by Chris Steele- Perkins, is in the running for the award, which promotes book design and the production industry.
The edition of Susan Otis Thompson's American Book Design and William Morris, issued by Oak Knoll in 1996, reprints the text of the original edition, with a new foreword by Jean-Francois Vilian.
A thorough guide to the making of books by elementary grade students, this publication explores the ways and means of book design. After a discussion of the book as an art form, many classroom approaches and ideas are presented, including twenty-three methods of making a book from a single sheet of paper.
This is a lovingly designed book that celebrates book design itself, in particular the extraordinary work of Alvin Lustig (1915-1955), whose death at age 40 nevertheless allowed time enough for his genius to flower.
Their heyday in the United States, however, was the 1890s, when Sarah Whitman, Margaret Armstrong, Frank Hazen and others made book design an art to rival the print and the poster.
Book design & layout; a manual for writers and self-publishers.