The Age of Entanglement

The Age of Entanglement

Alfred A. Knopf, 2008


The design problem here was not only to find a way to capture visually one of the most enigmatic and fundamental properties behind quantum physics—entanglement—but also to address the multiple individuals who developed this field of scientific understanding. Author Louisa Gilder shapes this development into an extended and accessible dialogue between these legendary physicists. In the title, Entanglement works doubly as a metaphor for this deep connection between the physicists and for the scientific principle, which can be generally understood as follows: quantum entanglement is a phenomenon by which the states of two objects are linked together so that affecting one will affect its counterpart simultaneously, even though the individual objects may be spatially separated. 

Juror Notes

The play of type and imagery enhances the title and makes the content so much more enticing.

Collections: 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2008
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover


Design firm
Alfred A. Knopf
Art director
Carol Devine Carson
Jacket designer
Jason Booher