The Story of Art, Pocket Edition
The Story of Art, Pocket Edition
The Story of Art, Pocket Edition
The Story of Art, Pocket Edition
The Story of Art, Pocket Edition

The Story of Art, Pocket Edition

Phaidon Press Ltd., New York, New York, 2006

Description

Sir Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) enjoyed a standing in the art world and a popularity with both experts and a vast general readership alike that remain unrivalled to this day. The Story of Art is the most famous and popular book on art ever written: it has sold more than 7 million copies over the past 50 years. For the new pocket edition, this classic has been transformed from a 668-page, 3.5-pound original, into a manageable, handy-size format.

To reduce the bulk of the pages, the text section was printed in one color (black) on off-white bible paper, followed by the plates section on coated art paper. There are two ribbon markers, one for each section, to make referencing easier. Instead of the conventional shrink-wrapping, this book is hand-wrapped in glassine like a parcel, making you feel as you unwrap it that this is a special object.

Juror Notes

“Art book as book block—or blockbuster. Dense but with paper light as a feather.”

“Nice contemporary solution for an academic book.”

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2006
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Phaidon Press Ltd.
Creative director
Alan Fletcher
Art director
Richard Schlagman
Designer
Sonya Dyakova
Jacket designer
Sonya Dyakova
Author
E.H. Gombrich
Editor
Julia Rolf
Trim size
7.32 x 4.33 inches
Pages
1,048
Compositor
Sonya Dyakova
Typefaces
Joanna (Eric Gill), TYP1451 (Nico Schweizer, Lineto)
Publisher/client
Richard Schlagman
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