• Oct
    • 04
    • 2012

The Beauty of Books

‘The Beauty of Books’ – BBC documentary looks at iconic covers

Originally shown on BBC 4, but sadly no longer available on the BBC iPlayer, this fascinating yet short documentary looks at the evolution of the book cover, including the myriad of designs for George Orwell’s classic ’1984′.

Featuring  interviews with esteemed designers and experts, the documentary also discusses the impact books and their covers had and indeed still have on our society.

We are also treated to designer David Pelham talking about his now celebrated design for Anthony Burgess’ ‘A Clockwork Orange’, a design that he never intended to be released as final, and one that Burgess himself apparently detested.

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