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

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), sister of the novelist Virginia Woolf, brought a painter's concern for movement and texture to the design of book jackets. The use of a few colours, with lettering deliberately casual, make for an image instantly recognizable to all Woolf fans. She designed a number of such jackets for Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Press.

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