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Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art
Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art
Karen Ann Myers, Mark Sloan
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Designer: Gil Shuler
Art Director: Karen Ann Myers
Design Firm: Gil Shuler Graphic Design

Submitted into 50 Books
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Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman
Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman
Mark Sloan, Lizz Biswell
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Designer: Gil Shuler
Art Director: Mark Sloan, Renée Stout
Design Firm: Gil Shuler Graphic Design
Other Credits: The catalogue includes essays by several contributors, including Mark Sloan, Director of the Halsey Institute; Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art; and award-winning poet/essayist Kevin Young; and an interview with the artist conducted by Dr. Ade Ofunniyin.

Submitted into 50 Books
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Vampire Legends
Vampire Legends
Kamee Shrope
Hardway Press

Designer: Cynthia Carbajal
Art Director: Alex Raffi
Design Firm: Imagine Communications

Submitted into 50 Covers


Bell Jar - 50th anniversary edition
Bell Jar - 50th anniversary edition
Sylvia Plath
Harper

Designer: Dan Cassaro
Art Director: Milan Bozic

Submitted into 50 Covers


Kansas City Lightning
Kansas City Lightning
Stanley Crouch
Harper

Designer: Milan Bozic
Art Director: Milan Bozic

Submitted into 50 Covers


Loteria
Loteria
Mario Alberto Zambrano
Harper Collins

Designer: Jarrod Taylor
Other Credits: Illustrator: Jarrod Taylor

Submitted into 50 Books
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Our Town
Our Town
Thornton Wilder
Harper Collins

Designer: Jarrod Taylor

Submitted into 50 Covers


The United States of Paranoia
The United States of Paranoia
Jesse Walker
Harper Collins

Designer: Jarrod Taylor

Submitted into 50 Covers


Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions
Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions
Guillermo del Toro
Harper Design/Insight Editions

Designer: Jon Glick
Art Director: Chrissy Kwasnik
Other Credits: cover: Jon Glick

Submitted into 50 Books


Happy Mutant Baby Pills
Happy Mutant Baby Pills
Jerry Stahl
Harper Perennial / HarperCollins Publishers

Designer: Richard Ljoenes
Art Director: Richard Ljoenes
Design Firm: HarperCollins Publishers
Other Credits: Author photograph by Frank Delia

Submitted into 50 Covers


The Man Who Sold the World
The Man Who Sold the World
Peter Doggett
Harper Perennial / HarperCollins Publishers

Designer: Richard Ljoenes
Art Director: Richard Ljoenes
Design Firm: HarperCollins Publishers
Other Credits: Cover photograph © Sunshine/Retna ltd

Submitted into 50 Covers


Goat Mountain
Goat Mountain
David Vann
HarperCollins Publishers

Designer: Richard Ljoenes
Art Director: Richard Ljoenes
Design Firm: HarperCollins Publishers
Other Credits: Front jacket photograph © William R. Peters Back jacket photograph © Chad Ress

Submitted into 50 Covers


The Death of Bees
The Death of Bees
Lisa O’Donnell
HarperCollins Publishers

Designer: Richard Ljoenes
Art Director: Richard Ljoenes
Design Firm: HarperCollins Publishers
Other Credits: Illustration by Richard Ljoenes. Clip art elements from iStockphoto.

Submitted into 50 Covers


The Golem and the Jinni
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
HarperCollins Publishers

Designer: Richard Ljoenes
Art Director: Richard Ljoenes
Design Firm: HarperCollins Publishers
Other Credits: Book interior Design by William Ruoto. Front jacket photograph © Jessie Tarbox Beals/Washington Arch at Midnight/From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. Ornamental border © Mxtama/iStockphoto. Back jacket photograph courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film. Author photograph by Sheldon Wecker.

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The Men Who United the States
The Men Who United the States
Simon Winchester
HarperCollins Publishers

Designer: Richard Ljoenes
Art Director: Richard Ljoenes
Design Firm: HarperCollins Publishers
Other Credits: Book interior design by Leah Carlson-Stanisic. Front jacket artwork: Library of Congress (map); Union Pacific Railroad construction by Andrew J. Russell, Beinecke RareBook and Manuscript Libary, Yale University; Spine photograph: Old Faithful, Yellowstone, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations; Back jacket artwork: “The Bridge at St. Louis” by F. Welcker, Library of Congress; Author photograph by Setsuko Winchester. Case front art (top to bottom): The Arrival of Captain Lewis at the Great Falls of Missouri, courtesy of the artist, Charles Fritz. Cal Rodgers and the Wright Brothers’ Vin Fiz airplane, courtesy of the San Diego Air and Space Museum. The City of New Orleans, and the Mississippi River. Lake Pontchartrain in Distance, by Currier & Ives, courtesy of the Library of Congress. Case spine art (top to bottom): “Mrs. Clayton planting the national flag on the summit of the Rocky Mountains, August 9th, 1868.” “Rural electrification in the U.S.” “Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, 1885.” All works courtesy of the Library of Congress. Case back art (top to bottom): Surveyor’s Wagon in the Rockies by Albert Bierstadt, courtesy of the St. Louis Art Museum. “Surveyors measuring a baseline, 1883,” courtesy of the Library of Congress. “Lincoln Highway,” courtesy of the University of Michigan Library. “1917 Alameda County Road Map,” courtesy of the Lincoln Highway National Museum & Archives.

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September Girls
September Girls
Bennett Madison
HarperTeen

Designer: Erin Fitzsimmons
Art Director: Alison Donalty
Other Credits: Photographs (c) 2013 by Brit Fray & Leah Ecklind and Stocktrek Images / Getty Images

Submitted into 50 Covers


Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs
Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs
Eric Sanderson
Harry N. Abrams

Designer: Eddie Opara, Brankica Harvey, Ken Deegan, Yo-E Ryou
Art Director: Eddie Opara
Design Firm: Pentagram

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age
Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age
Graydon Carter
Harry N. Abrams

Designer: Luke Hayman, Regan Fred Johnson
Art Director: Luke Hayman
Design Firm: Pentagram

Submitted into 50 Books
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In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art
In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art
Edited by Mary McWilliams, with essays by Jessica Chloros and Katherine Eremin, Walter B. Denny, Penley Knipe, Oya Pancaroğlu, David J. Roxburgh, Sunil Sharma, Anthony B. Sigel, and Marianna Shreve Simpson
Harvard Art Museums

Designer: Becky Hunt, Zak Jensen
Art Director: Steven Waldron
Design Firm: Harvard Art Museums Design Department

Submitted into 50 Books
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Clyfford Still Museum: Allied Works Architecture
Clyfford Still Museum: Allied Works Architecture
Brad Cloepfil
Hatje Cantz

Designer: Juliette Cezzar
Art Director: Juliette Cezzar

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


The Return
The Return
Michael Gruber
Henry Holt

Designer: Christopher Sergio
Art Director: Rick Pracher
Design Firm: Christopher Sergio Design

Submitted into 50 Covers


Návrat kapitána Johna Emmetta (The Return of Captain John Emmett)
Návrat kapitána Johna Emmetta (The Return of Captain John Emmett)
Elizabeth Speller
Host

Designer: Juraj Demovič
Art Director: Juraj Demovič
Design Firm: Pergamen

Submitted into 50 Covers


Nonstop knihkupectví pana Penumbry (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore)
Nonstop knihkupectví pana Penumbry (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore)
Robin Sloan
Host

Designer: Juraj Demovič
Art Director: Juraj Demovič
Design Firm: Pergamen
Other Credits: Photographer: Jakub Dvořák

Submitted into 50 Covers


Skála (The Blackhouse)
Skála (The Blackhouse)
Peter May
Host

Designer: Juraj Demovič
Art Director: Juraj Demovič
Design Firm: Pergamen

Submitted into 50 Covers





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