Straight Jackets: the Art of the Book Jacket University of Otago Straight Jackets: the art of the book jacket

Towards the end of the Second World War, the American poet Ezra Pound was incarcerated in a United States Army detention camp outside Pisa, Italy, spending twenty-five days in an open cage before being given a tent. He drafted his Pisan Cantos in the camp. With red vertical lines, Berthold Wolpe has created an image of a cage. Aptly, the Perpetua Bold text, which includes the author details, sits neatly within.

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