The strange library [ebook] downloadI came across The Strange Library some days ago and it made me stop and start with its mysterious magenta cover and its library ticket holder on the front. It had me enthralled, a pretty artefact that was a story of childhood, death and reading, drawn in both words and pictures, like a fairytale, yet there was nothing childish about it. As someone with an avowed aversion to re-reading — life is too short and there are too many good books in it — I will break my own rule with this one, and that is partly down to the alchemy of its illustration. Book design is seeing a resurgence. This statement is not based on the result of a poll. Its science emanates from the hefty postbags I receive every week, filled with books that are more beautiful, more inventive in design, than they used to be. When did the design of a book become its own lure, a reason to buy it, display it, enjoy leafing its pages?
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I think a grown man see shoe illustration is reliving a sad childhood memory. I think the beautiful voiceless girl represents love, strength and all that has been lost. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
It was neat and wrapped up. His mother will be worrying dowbload he hasn't returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy's brains. Alpha wave readings. Toggle navigation. It was padded out by the illustrations.
I found a switch and turned it on. Pushkin Press, has been commissioning illustrators to design covers for their collection paperbacks - further evidence of a trend that does not just belong to the high-end hardback. View all 3 comments. Tech news.
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