A Taxonomy of Barnacles
A Taxonomy of Barnacles
A Taxonomy of Barnacles

A Taxonomy of Barnacles

Picador, New York, New York, 2006

Description

A Taxonomy of Barnacles is a modern Victorian comedy of manners—a wealthy, eccentric patriarch declares that his six daughters must compete for his fortune—and a study in social Darwinism—whoever can best carry on the Barnacle name gets the Barnacle fortune. Much of the book is devoted to the amorous to-ings and fro-ings of the two eldest Barnacle sisters and the cute Finch twins next door. It’s Balthus girls meets Charles Darwin meets The Royal Tenenbaums.

Juror Notes

“Title-image combo makes me smile.”

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

Credits

Design firm
Picador
Creative director
Henry Sene Yee
Jacket designer
Henry Sene Yee
Illustrators
Pete Garceau, Pierre Mornet
Production artists
LeeAnn Falciani, Pete Garceau
Picture editor
Laura Hanifin
Production directors
Eric Bliss, Justine Faustino
Production coordinator
Adriana Coada
Author
Galt Niederhoffer
Editors
Elizabeth Beier, Frances Coady, Sam Douglas
Trim size
5.5 x 8.25 inches
Pages
384
Quantity printed
16,000
Compositor
Offset
Typefaces
Bauer Bodoni, Didot, Hoefler, Type Foundry L06 (Light and Light Italic)
Printer/binder
RR Donnelley
Jacket printers
Jaguar Advanced Graphics, Inc., Phoenix Color Corp.
Paper
4/C process with Gritty Matte UV, 12 pt. C1S
Binding method
Notch
Publisher/client
Picador
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