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Cartography of exhaustion – nihilism inside out
Cartography of exhaustion – nihilism inside out
Peter Pál Pelbart
n-1 edições

Designer: Érico Peretta
Art Director: Ricardo Muniz Fernandes
Design Firm: n-1 edições
Other Credits: Thermochromic ink applied on the cover. Changes it appearance when the reader touches it or when someone places something hot on it.

Submitted into 50 Covers


Estamira
Estamira
Marcos Prado / Ricardo Muniz Fernandes
n-1 edições

Designer: Érico Peretta
Art Director: Ricardo Muniz Fernandes
Design Firm: n-1 edições
Other Credits: Cover printed with different silk screen patterns. Because it's subject is Estamira, a 63-year-old woman who worked for over 20 years at a landfill in Rio de Janeiro, the book is sold wrapped in a trash bag.

Submitted into 50 Covers


Lady from the Sea
Lady from the Sea
Susa Sontag
n-1 edições

Designer: Érico Peretta
Art Director: Ricardo Muniz Fernandes
Design Firm: n-1 edições
Other Credits: Book cover painted with watercolor. Each cover is different from the other.

Submitted into 50 Covers


Powers of time
Powers of time
David Lapoujade
n-1 edições

Designer: Érico Peretta
Art Director: Ricardo Muniz Fernandes
Design Firm: n-1 edições
Other Credits: Gold leaf applied on the book cover (each cover is different from the other). It oxidizes and shatters with time.

Submitted into 50 Covers


Transcultural Amazonas – shamanism and technoscience in the opera
Transcultural Amazonas – shamanism and technoscience in the opera
Laymert Garcia dos Santos
n-1 edições

Designer: Érico Peretta
Art Director: Ricardo Muniz Fernandes
Design Firm: n-1 edições
Other Credits: Different types of resistors are attached to the covers.

Submitted into 50 Covers


All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World
Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
Nan A. Talese, Doubleday

Designer: Pei Loi Koay
Art Director: Maria Carella

Submitted into 50 Books


Return to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso 1943–1963
Return to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso 1943–1963
Edited by Jed Morse; with contributions by Catherine Craft, Dakin Hart, and Marin R. Sullivan
Nasher Sculpture Center

Designer: Hillary Geller, J. Brad Sturm
Art Director: Cheryl Towler Weese
Design Firm: Studio Blue
Other Credits: Edited by Amy Teschner Color separations by Prographics, Rockford, IL Printed by Conti Tipocolor, Italy

Submitted into 50 Books


An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work
An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work
Edited by Nancy Eickel with assistance by Lisa Wainwright / Written by Nathalie Ryan with Molly Dalessandro and Heidi Hinish
National Gallery of Art

Designer: Wendy Schleicher and Rio DeNaro
Art Director: Wendy Schleicher
Design Firm: National Gallery of Art
Other Credits: Judy Metro, editor in chief Chris Vogel, deputy publisher and production manager Additional contributions by Sarah Stewart and Emily Hagan Lazaro

Submitted into 50 Books
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Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
Judith Brodie & Adam Greenhalgh (authors) Julie Warnement with Susannah O'Donnell (editors)
National Gallery of Art

Designer: Brad Ireland
Art Director: Wendy Schleicher
Design Firm: National Gallery of Art
Other Credits: Judy Metro, editor in chief Chris Vogel, deputy publisher and production manager

Submitted into 50 Books
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Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait
Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait
Richard Meryman (author) and Ulrike Mills with Tam Bryfogle (editors)
National Gallery of Art in assoc. with Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.

Designer: Chris Vogel
Art Director: Wendy Schleicher
Design Firm: National Gallery of Art
Other Credits: Judy Metro, editor in chief

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Albrecht Durer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina
Albrecht Durer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina
Authors: Andrew Robison and Klaus Albrecht Schroder / Editor: Ulrike Mills
National Gallery of Art in association with DelMonico Books - Prestel Publishing

Designer: Brad Ireland
Art Director: Wendy Schleicher
Design Firm: National Gallery of Art
Other Credits: Judy Metro, editor in chief Chris Vogel, deputy publisher Contributions by Berthold Hinz, Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt, Matthias Mende, Christof Metzger, Eva Michel, Ernst Rebel, Anna Scherbaum, Karl Schutz, Maria Luise Sternath, Heinz Widauer, and Jutta Zander-Seidel

Submitted into 50 Books
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Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
Author: Sarah Kennel / Editor: Ulrike Mills
National Gallery of Art in association with the University of Chicago Press

Designer: Wendy Schleicher
Art Director: Wendy Schleicher
Design Firm: National Gallery of Art
Other Credits: Judy Metro, editor in chief Chris Vogel, deputy publisher Controbutions from Anne de Mondenard, Peter Barberie, Francoise Reynaud, and Joke de Wolf

Submitted into 50 Books
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Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial
Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial
Authors: Sarah Greenough and Nancy K. Anderson with Lindsay Harris and Renee Ater / Editor: Tam Curry Bryfogle
National Gallery of Art in association with Yale University Press

Designer: Wendy Schleicher
Art Director: Wendy Schleicher
Design Firm: National Gallery of Art
Other Credits: Judy Metro, editor in chief Chris Vogel, deputy publisher

Submitted into 50 Books
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Chris Burden: Extreme Measures
Chris Burden: Extreme Measures
Lisa Phillips
New Museum & Skira Rizzoli Publications, New York

Designer: Lorraine Wild, Amy Fortunato, Haruna Madono, Marina Mills Kitchen
Art Director: Lorraine Wild
Design Firm: Green Dragon Office, Los Angeles
Other Credits: New Museum Editor & Publications Coordinator: Sarah Stephenson Skira Rizzoli Editor: Kevin McGarry

Submitted into 50 Books
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Geothermal Heat Pump Manual: A Design and Installation Guide for New York City.
Geothermal Heat Pump Manual: A Design and Installation Guide for New York City.
Editors: Thomas Paino, RA, Director, Office of Sustainable Design; Alex Posner,PG; Wendy Wan,RA LEED AP CEM
New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC)

Designer: Eddie Opara, Ken Deegan
Art Director: Eddie Opara
Design Firm: Pentagram
Other Credits: Carrie Kawamura, design assistant

Submitted into 50 Books
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1941: The Year That Keeps Returning
1941: The Year That Keeps Returning
Slavko Goldstein
New York Review Books

Art Director: N/A
Design Firm: Rumors

Submitted into 50 Books
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Girl, 20
Girl, 20
Kingsley Amis
New York Review Books

Designer: Katy Homans
Art Director: N/A

Submitted into 50 Books
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One Fat Englishman
One Fat Englishman
Kingsley Amis
New York Review Books

Designer: Katy Homans
Art Director: N/A

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


The Alteration
The Alteration
Kingsley Amis
New York Review Books

Designer: Katy Homans
Art Director: N/A

Submitted into 50 Books
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The Green Man
The Green Man
Kingsley Amis
New York Review Books

Designer: Katy Homans
Art Director: N/A

Submitted into 50 Books
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The Interior Landscape: Classical Tamil Love Poems
The Interior Landscape: Classical Tamil Love Poems
A.K. Ramanujan
New York Review Books

Designer: Emily Singer
Art Director: N/A

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


George Grosz
George Grosz
Karen Wilken, William Louis-Dreyfus
New York Studio School

Designer: Tom Wood, Shaun Gillen, Joshua Davis
Art Director: Tom Wood
Design Firm: Wood Design

Submitted into 50 Books
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