As Francesca

As Francesca

Broadway Books, New York, New York, 1996

Description

As Francesca is an erotic novel about a double life. The heroine is an ambitious professional by day and a cyber sex object by night. The novel is about what happens when those opposite parts collide. A detail of the Ingres painting of Andromeda— naked and tied to a rock, waiting to be devoured—turned out to be the perfect visual metaphor for the book. The classical image makes a nice juxtaposition to the medium of the Internet. The jacket works because the front and back panels become representations of the character’s duality, while the spine, the focus of the jacket, unites the two in the image of the shackled hands.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1996
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Broadway Books
Jacket designer
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
Illustrations
From a painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Author
Martha Baer
Typeface
Meta
Printer
Jaguar
Paper
Westvaco 80# Hibright
Publisher/client
Broadway Books
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