Customer Reviews


3 Reviews
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Childrens Book Covers., 28 Dec 2003
By A Customer
This review is from: Children's Book Covers: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design (Hardcover)
This book goes far past just being full of interesting book covers.It gives insight into the illustrators works and styles, while showing you the history of childrens books. I would recomend this to anybody who has a interest in illustration or childrens literature
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Children's Book Covers is a delight, 22 Sep 2009
By 
Darrell Turner (Guildford, England) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Children's Book Covers: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design (Hardcover)
I actually purchased this for a (requested) birthday present for a learning resources manager, but I found it very hard to give it away! It's a beautiful book, both as a 'coffee table' book and as an informative work on the variety of children's book covers; the styles and changes that have taken place over the years... and for us older ones, a lovely trip through memory lane too!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and well-presented, 12 Mar 2008
This review is from: Children's Book Covers: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design (Hardcover)
In "Children's Book Covers", Alan Powers takes us on a very interesting historical journey through the design and illustration of children's book covers from the late 18thC to the present day.

The book is of interest on a number of levels: from the history of the techniques used, to the wider historical and sociological implications through to one's own personal memories of many well-loved titles of the past.

The writing is intelligent and factual without becoming academic or dry and the book is very well-presented. The beautiful reproductions of hundreds of book covers speak for themselves.

It was wonderful to see so many old favourites from my childhood again: I have to admit that the chapters covering the 50s, 60s and 70s were of most interest to me.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First
ARRAY(0xa6498d08)

This product

Children's Book Covers: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design
Children's Book Covers: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design by Alan Powers (Hardcover - 18 Sep 2003)
Used & New from: 14.99
Add to wishlist See buying options
Only search this product's reviews