Introduction * Profiles of over 50 illustrators
The history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the 20th century through some of the most outstanding designs of the era
Martin Salisbury is Professor of Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in Anglia Ruskin University. He trained as an illustrator at art school in the 1970s before working as an artist, illustrator, lecturer and writer. He is the author of a number of books on the practice and theory of illustration, which have been published in numerous languages around the world.
'A sheer delight' - Yorkshire Post 'Evocative' - Choice 'A beautiful book, about beautiful books' - Caught by the River 'A lovely, slightly foxed thing, perfect for Boxing Day' - Sunday Herald 'Irresistibly nostalgic' - Observer 'A delightful, deeply learned anthology' - Literary Review 'The dust jacket doffed and donned in the 20th century ... There is a glorious cast of subjects ripe for rediscovery' - The Art Newspaper 'Gorgeous ... dust jackets are an underrated art' - The Oldie 'Sumptuous ... drips with period flavour and shows how false the distinction between fine and applied art can be' - Michael Prodger, New Statesman 'The richest feast for the eye, garnished with sharp learning' - John Sutherland, The Spectator