Wendell Minor: Art For The Written Word: Twenty-five Years Of Book Cover Art

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This one-of-a-kind retrospective brings together a rich selection of pieces from Wendell Minor's extraordinary body of jacket art, with lively commentary from authors and others on the relationship between a book's cover and what's inside. Introduction by David McCullough; illustrated index.

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Wendell Minor is the celebrated illustrator of more than forty picture books for children. His work reflects his deep interest in American history and American landscape and his desire to bring the natural world to children. He currently lives in rural Connecticut with his wife, author Florence Friedmann Minor. Visit him at www.minorart.com.

 

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Many readers will recognize the work of Minor with no notion of who he is. Minor's work appears on the covers of over 100 best-selling books, including ten by James Michner, seven by Larry McMurtry, and those of Ray Bradbury, Garrison Keillor, Toni Morrison, Martin Cruz Smith, Mary Higgins Clark, Paul Theroux, and many others. An amazingly prolific and versatile artist, he points to Edward Hopper, Rene Magritte, and Andrew Wyeth as antecedents. While David McCullough's excellent essay pulls the book together, this captivating retrospective uses the words (in letters, essays, and interviews) of authors and others in publishing to illuminate the relationship between their books and Minor's covers. John Hersey's comments about the cover of The Wall and Keillor's disappearing nipples anecdote are satisfying, but some comments (like Michner's condescending letter) could have been omitted. Recommended for libraries that want more focused depth than works such as Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast's Jacket Required: An Illustrated History of the American Book Jacket, 1920-1950 (LJ 5/1/95).?Daniel J. Lombardo, Jones Lib., Amherst, Mass.
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