Alvin Lustig
David Daiches, Virginia Woolf, 1942, Framed

This original first edition book cover designed by Alvin Lustig was taken straight from press and never folded. Lustig began designing book covers in 1941. Constantly experimenting to extend the limitations of the medium, he is regarded as a leading innovator in his field. He would read each text, before attempting to express the author’s creative thrust, finally restating it in his own graphic terms. His covers remain timeless examples of the pinnacle of design.

David Daiches was a literary critic, historian, and scholar. For his book on famed novelist Virginia Woolf, Daiches incorporates criticsm with biographical information on the author, weaving the tale of her life story with her written stories.

Alvin Lustig, b. 1915 Denver, Colorado - d. 1955, New York City, was a graphic designer of international recognition.

Original book cover
Offset lithograph on cream coated paper
New Directions

11.5 x 22.2 inches framed

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