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The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860-1920


This exhibition investigates the trans-Atlantic concept of the "complete book," which took place between 1860 and 1920. During this 60-year period, the conflation of advances in print technology and the philosophy of the Arts and Crafts Movement led to a new aesthetic in book design. The integration of the book from content to cover as promoted by private press initiatives was adapted by commercial publishers. This exhibition explores examples of collaborative commercial book projects, which emulate the concept of earlier arts and crafts principles.