Design Books

How do visionary designers like Chip Kidd, Rodrigo Corral, and Barbara deWilde create such consistently memorable book jackets? A great book cover design showcases a designer’s ability to refine an idea to its essential visual expression, and Imprint surveys the best of jacket design in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, and experimental work, revealing the strategies top designers use to tell a story with images and type.

Textiled

Marguerita Mergentime (1894–1941) made her mark in the 1930s with table linens in bold colors and innovative patterns.

Aesthetics Personified

Steven Heller talks with Eric Holzenberg about his new exhibition “For Art’s Sake: The Aesthetic Movement in Print & Beyond” at the Grolier Club of New York.