Joseph ConnollyFaber & Faber
21 x 28cm
Eighty years of book cover design from the legendary publishing house. Faber & Faber remains one of the last of the great independent publishing houses in London. Since 2013, London Centre for Book Arts has been home to a printing press owned by Faber & Faber that is used to produce short run high quality printed work – continuing the publisher’s fine print tradition.
Joseph Connolly – book collector, antiquarian dealer, and acclaimed novelist – has compiled an impassioned guide and love letter to the designers, artists and authors at the heart of Faber’s design story. From its beginnings in the 1920s and 1930s on to the classic years of innovation under Berthold Wolpe after the War, and from the celebrated period of collaboration with Pentagram on to the modern day, here is, as he concludes in his preface, ‘a lavish celebration of the art and beauty of these magnificent covers, from just the first eighty years’.