The Look of the Book

The Look of the Book
Author: Peter Mendelsund,David J. Alworth
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780399581038
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why do some book covers instantly grab your attention, while others never get a second glance? Fusing word and image, as well as design thinking and literary criticism, this captivating investigation goes behind the scenes of the cover design process to answer this question and more. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW As the outward face of the text, the book cover makes an all-important first impression. The Look of the Book examines art at the edges of literature through notable covers and the stories behind them, galleries of the many different jackets of bestselling books, an overview of book cover trends throughout history, and insights from dozens of literary and design luminaries. Co-authored by celebrated designer and creative director Peter Mendelsund and scholar David Alworth, this fascinating collaboration, featuring hundreds of covers, challenges our notions of what a book cover can and should be.

The Look of the Book

The Look of the Book
Author: Peter Mendelsund,David J. Alworth
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9780399581021
Available:
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why do some book covers become instant classics? This captivating visual exploration of the book cover sheds light on the creative genius sitting on our shelves. As readers, we're all guilty of judging a book by its cover. The cover is the outward face of the text--done right, a cover can become iconic, but done wrong, it can become an object of ridicule. The Look of the Book examines the art of the book cover through notable covers and the stories behind them, interviews with artists and literary luminaries, galleries of the many different jackets of bestselling books, and more. Authored by legendary designer and art director Peter Mendelsund--who has designed iconic covers for authors such as David Sedaris, Stieg Larsson, Yaa Gyasi, Jo Nesbo, and Kazuo Ishiguro--and Harvard humanities professor David Alworth, this fascinating inside look at the intersection of culture and commerce challenges our notions of what a book cover can and should be.

The Look of Love

The Look of Love
Author: Dragonblade Publishing,Meara Platt
Pages: 254
ISBN: 1091668302
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Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Book of Love
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to Book One in the fabulous new Book of Love series. A dingy old book tucked away in an old Regency London bookshop holds magic and love for those who use the 'recipes'!When Lady Olivia Gosling finds The Book of Love in a musty bookshop, she is most eager to try out its love "recipes" on someone safe. Did she say safe?Well, Beast isn't really safe, but with her odious guardian about to marry her off to one of his unsavory friends, Olivia needs her childhood friend to fall in love with her... fast. If Beast can love her, then any man she chooses will surely do the same.Alexander Beastling, Duke of Hartford, is known as Beast among the ton. He is big and muscled, and there is a dark aura of mystery about him that he makes no effort to dispel. Now that he's returned from battle, he's appalled to learn of the marriage plans Lady Olivia's loathsome guardian has for her. Beast has decided that he will help her find a proper husband, even if it means putting up with her ridiculous experiments taken out of a book she refers to as The Book of Love. Olivia calls them magical recipes for love. Is it possible they actually work? Because suddenly, Beast can't seem to get Olivia out of his mind... or his heart. Read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

The Look Book

The Look Book
Author: Erika Stalder
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781541582101
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Release: 2019-08-01
Editor: Zest Books ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Audrey Hepburn's winged eyes. Veronica Lake's peek-a-boo curls. Over the last century, celebrities have been at the forefront of fashion, introducing numerous classic hair and makeup looks to society. Now you can find out where these looks came from—and get them for yourself. This book celebrates fifty beauty icons and examines when each one ushered in a unique look, why it became so legendary, and how to recreate it. Written with celebrity hair stylist Christopher Fulton and celebrity makeup artist Cameron Cohen, this unique collection includes professional tips on how to get the best look, glamorous photos, and easy-to-follow instructions.

The Look of Love

The Look of Love
Author: Julia Kelly
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781501172908
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Release: 2017-10-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the first installment in the new delightfully charming Scottish romance series where the matchmaker of Edinburgh uses her uncanny abilities to create the perfect matches—even if the couples are doubtful they’ll ever find love. An accomplished sculptor with secret ambitions, Ina Duncan has managed to avoid marriage for years until an accidental encounter at a party leaves her near ruin and in need of a husband. Fast. Determined to find a willing husband for Ina, Edinburgh’s most powerful matchmaker, Moira Sullivan, quickly realizes that the solution to Ina’s problem might be right in front of her. Ina’s best friend, Gavin Barrett, has a secret no one knows: he’s loved her for years. As the second son of a baronet, however, he knows he has little chance with his brilliant, beautiful friend. All that changes when Moira convinces Ina to propose a marriage of convenience to Gavin to save her from ruin. Ina only wants two things from him in return: a vow she can continue to sculpt and a promise they’ll remain in Edinburgh. After a rocky start, happiness—and maybe passion—seems on the horizon for the newlyweds until a twist of fate bestows the title of Sir Barrett on Gavin and forces him to assume responsibilities he’s never wanted. Forced to mold herself into the perfect baronet’s wife, Ina must choose between her dreams and the man she’s learning to love.

The Look of Architecture

The Look of Architecture
Author: Witold Rybczynski
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0195156331
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Release: 2001
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the nation's foremost experts on architecture discusses the role of style in the "language" of the discipline, and shows how Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Allan Greenberg, and others are influenced by it.

Look at the Animals

Look at the Animals
Author: Peter Linenthal
Pages: 18
ISBN: 9780399538896
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Release: 2006-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Birds sing, zebras run, and whales spout in this delightful follow-up to Look Look!, which has sold nearly 50,000 copies. Bold, black-and-white illustrations offer the clean shapes and strong contrasts best suited to young babies’ developing minds.The warm, simple text makes this a perfect first book for sharing with a little one who’s just beginning to look and learn. An ideal shower gift that’s sure to become a favorite with baby.

The Look of the Book

The Look of the Book
Author: Elaine Julia Wright
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0295991917
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Release: 2012
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revision of the author's doctoral thesis, submitted to the Oriental Institute of Oxford University in 1997.

The Look

The Look
Author: Sophia Bennett
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780545520638
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Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can she be a supermodel and a super-sister? She finds her answer in just one look. Two sisters, both beautiful in different ways: Fifteen-year-old Ted has got "The Look." That's what the scout for the modeling agency tells her, and she can't believe her luck. But just as Ted's jet-setting off on her new career, Ava is diagnosed with cancer. Can Ted be a supermodel and a super-sister? Or will she have to choose between family and fame? With their worlds turned upside down, the girls have to look past appearances, look deep inside, to figure out what really matters.

The Look of Love

The Look of Love
Author: Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1568983123
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Release: 2002-02
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Swashbuckling sailors, dashing dukes, naughty nurses, and sexy steward-esses caught in webs of love, passion, betrayal, and intrigue: these are the raw materials of the romance novel--and the lusty covers that advertise them. In The Look of Love, Jennifer McKnight-Trontz provides a rollicking history of the covers and stories that have captivated millions of readers worldwide. More than 150 of the most sensational covers from this venerable if venal literary form are shown in glorious color, focusing on the period from 1940 to 1970, romance design's most fertile era. The Look of Love features artwork and excerpts from titles such as Passion Flower, Kept Woman, Rendezvous in Lisbon, and Jungle Nurse. Along the way, it brings attention to the pioneers of the romance novel: cover artists such as Barye Phillips and Robert Maguire, who helped define the look of paperbacks in general, and Harlequin, the grand dame of romance publishers, with more than 100 million novels sold each year. McKnight-Trontz reveals the themes that typify both the story lines and the covers--hospital romance, the rich and raunchy, royalty, tropical paradises, Westerns, "taboo" relationships, pirates and warriors, and love triangles--resulting in this definitive compendium of camp. A book for romance lovers everywhere.

Look Look

Look  Look
Author: Peter Linenthal
Pages: 18
ISBN: 9780399538803
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Release: 1998-09-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Striking and stylish, Look Look! is the ideal first board book for babies just beginning to look and learn and a perfect gift for little hands. Look, look! Children run, fish swim, stars shine . . . all for baby's eyes to see. This sturdy board book, full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies. A few words in curving red type on each spread describe the scenes—a car races, a cat stretches, flowers bloom—and extend the book's age appeal so that it will be fascinating to older babies, too.

Look

Look
Author: Carl C. Rohde
Pages: 329
ISBN: LCCN:99070823
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A showcase of the symbolic language of today's media, popular culture, subcultures, fashion and worldwide brands, these volumes examine the images that speak to the "visual generation" of people born from 1963-1984.

The Delivery

The Delivery
Author: Peter Mendelsund
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780374600433
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enter the world of the Delivery Boy, who must peddle his way to 5-star customer ratings—and, perhaps, freedom—in novelist and graphic designer Peter Mendelsund’s The Delivery. Countries go wrong, sometimes, and sometimes the luckier citizens of those countries have a chance to escape and seek refuge in another country—a country that might itself be in the process of going wrong. In the bustling indifference of an unnamed city, one such citizen finds himself trapped working for a company that makes its money dispatching an army of undocumented refugees to bring the well-off men and women of this confounding metropolis their dinners. Whatever he might have been at home, this citizen is now a Delivery Boy: member of a new and invisible working class, pedaling his power-assist bike through traffic hoping for a decent tip and a five star rating. He is decidedly a Delivery Boy; sometimes he even feels like a Delivery Baby; certainly he's not yet a Delivery Man, though he'll have to "man-up" if he wants to impress N.—the aloof dispatcher who sends him his orders and helps him with his English. Can our hero avoid the wrath of his Supervisor, get the girl, and escape his indentured servitude? Can someone in his predicament ever get a happy ending? Who gets to decide? And who's telling this story, anyway? Harrowing and hilarious, The Delivery is a fable for and about our times: an exploration of the ways language and commerce unites and isolates every one of us, native and immigrant both.

Look

Look
Author: Zan Romanoff
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780525554288
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Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"[For] readers of Nina LaCour . . . Sharply incisive [and] deeply romantic." --Booklist "Part coming-of-age story, part slow-burn romance, part feminist-manifesto." --SLJ "[One of] the LGBTQ books that will change the literary landscape." --O Magazine What Lulu Shapiro's 5,000 Flash followers don't know: • The video of her with another girl was never supposed to go public. • Owen definitely wasn't supposed to break up with her because of it. • Behind the online persona Lulu painstakingly curates, her life feels like a terrible, uncertain mess. Then Lulu meets Cass. Cass isn't interested in looking at Lulu's life, only in living in it for real. And The Hotel--a gorgeous space with an intriguing, Old Hollywood history--seems like the perfect hideaway for their deepening romance. But just because Lulu has stepped out of the spotlight doesn't mean it'll stop following her every move. Look is about what you present vs. who you really are, about real and manufactured intimacy and the blurring of that line. It's a deceptively glamorous, utterly compelling, beautifully written, queer coming-of-age novel about falling in love and taking ownership of your own self--your whole self--in the age of social media. "Romantic and deeply resonant...Everything I hoped for and more." --Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything "Witty, sensual, well-observed." --Francesca Lia Block, author of Weetzie Bat "I loved this book." --Mary H. K. Choi, author of Emergency Contact "A beautifully rendered...feminist coming-of-age story." --Jessica Morgan of Go Fug Yourself "Gorgeous." --Robin Benway, author of Far From the Tree "A complex, empathic examination of identity." --Amy Spalding, author of The Summer of Jordi Perez "A beautiful, intimate novel. I loved it so much." --Maurene Goo, author of The Way You Make Me Feel "Immediate...Deft...Astute...Compelling...Gripping and credible." --BCCB "[Zan Romanoff] is one of the best YA writers working today."--Brandy Colbert, author of Little & Lion

Take a Look at a Good Book

Take a Look at a Good Book
Author: Steven Kahan
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781351841429
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Release: 2019-03-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Take A Look At A Good Book" is the third book in a series. The popular features of the two earlier books, "Have Some Sums to Solve" and "At Last!! Encoded Totals, Second Addition", have been retained in "Take A Look At A Good Book". The thirty-eight puzzles presented in Section 1, along with the cover, dedication, and preface puzzles, all fall into the special subcategory of additive alphametics. Each of their sums has a unique decoding, sometimes insured by the imposition of an initial condition.

The Look of Love

The Look of Love
Author: Mary Jane Clark
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062099143
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Release: 2012-01-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“One of the most talented story tellers around.” —Associated Press “Clark has perfected the suspense novel…in classic Christie fashion.” —Booklist New York Times bestseller Mary Jane Clark introduced readers to professional wedding cake decorator and amateur sleuth Piper Donavan in her acclaimed mystery novel To Have and To Kill. Piper’s back in The Look of Love, on cake creating assignment at a West Coast luxury spa for the wealthy and famous—where nip and tuck and murder are offered in equal measures. Clark really hits her stride with The Look of Love, providing a winning recipe for delectable mystery that combines chills, twists, humor and often very romantic suspense in the bestselling vein of Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark, Faye Kellerman, Elizabeth Lowell, and Jayne Ann Krentz. She even includes scrumptious pastry recipes and fabulous cake design tips.

Have a Look Says Book

Have a Look  Says Book
Author: Richard Jackson,Kevin Hawkes
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781481421058
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Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce objects and creatures, both real and imaginary, that invite the reader to touch and discover how furry, fleecy, mossy, or squishy each is.

All Charged Up

All Charged Up
Author: Jennifer Boothroyd
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781541504240
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Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Lerner Publications ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lightning streaks across the sky. A lamp lights up a room. Electricity is all around you. But where does electricity come from? And how do we bring it into our homes? Read this book to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series—part of the Lightning Bolt BooksTM collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt BooksTM bring nonfiction topics to life!

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain
Author: Former Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor Emeritus of the History of Classical Tradition J B Trapp
Pages: 832
ISBN: 0521573467
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Release: 1998
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The history of the book from 1400 to 1557: the transition from manuscripts to printed books.

The Look of the Old West

The Look of the Old West
Author: William Foster-Harris
Pages: 316
ISBN: 160239024X
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Release: 2007-04-17
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume, containing hundreds of illustrations, brings to life the American of the mid-to-late 1800s. Contained inside are line drawings and description of weaponry of the time, military and civilian clothing styles, steamboats and other forms of transportation, equestrian styles, household items and much more.