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Pictorial Covers



        PICTORIAL COVERS : AN EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN
              BOOK JACKETS, 1920-1950

              at:

              The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts,
              The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections
                 and Rare Book Library
              Broward County Main Library
              100 W. Andrews Ave.
              Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

              On view:  Jan. 17-Feb. 17, 1997

              Gallery Hours:  Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm;
                Friday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12:30-5:30 pm

              Opening Reception and Program: Friday, January 17, 1997
                Opening, 5:00-5:30 pm;
                Program, 5:30-6:15 pm,  Steven Heller, "Jackets
                  Reqired: An Illustrated History of American Book
                  Jacket Design, 1920-1950."

    The exhibition is arranged in three sections: Fiction,
    Floridiana, and Non-Fiction.  The eighty-two jackets on exhibit
    represent a small selection of the key works of American book
    jacket design from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.  Most of the great
    designers of the era are represented, including Merle Armitage,
    Boris Artzybashell, John O'Hara Cosgrave, II, W.A. Dwiggins,
    Arthur Hawkins, Jr., E. McKnight Kauffer, Rockwell Kent, Alvin
    Lustig, Paul Rand, George Salter, and Lynn Ward.  With the
    mounting of this exhibition, it is the Bienes Center's desire that
    the public better understand and appreciate the enormous
    contribution these great designers have made to the art of
    American publishing and book jacket desing.

    LENDERS TO THE EXHIBIT

    Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
    The Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Collection
      The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, Florida
    Jean Trebbi
    Shirley Gibson
    Mata & Arthur Jaffe

    A 16-page exhibition catalog/checklist is available.-----------------------------------------------
James A. Findlay
Librarian
The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
The Dianne and Michael Bienes
  Special Collections and Rare Book Library     _______
Broward County Library                         /______/(
100 S. Andrews Ave.                           (_______(
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301                     (________(

954-357-8692 (phone)
954-357-7291 (Fax)

JFindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (e-mail)


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