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.
Literary critic and scholar Harry Levin offers one of the first books of its time to examine the complete oeuvre of Irish novelist and poet James Joyce. Levin explores the seminal works ’Dubliners,’ ‘Ulysses, and ‘Finnegans Wake,’ among other writings.
Alvin Lustig, b. 1915 Denver, Colorado - d. 1955, New York City, was a graphic designer of international recognition.
Offset lithograph on cream coated paper
Signed in imprint
7 x 17.5 inches unframed