Book cover design has been a reoccurring topic of interest for SC so I wanted to help spread the word about Vintage Books' new presence on tumblr. If you're interested in the Saul Bass-inspired covers created for the reissue of Ian Fleming's 007 series, or maybe Vintage's take on Edith Wharton's work, the design team's blog will be worth exploring.
And speaking of Wharton, the 150th birthday celebration continues. On August 19 at 5 p.m., architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson will visit the Gilded Age writer's country house in the Berkshires; it's the focus of his upcoming book, Edith Wharton at Home: Life at the Mount.
Taking advantage of this "uniquely autobiographical" place, a bit later Kate Bolick, Adam Gopnik and scores of other acclaimed writers will participate in a 21st century literary house party at The Mount, Berkshire Wordfest 2012, scheduled for September 14 -16. Tickets are available online.
[Lilly Library, Indiana University archive photos of Wharton's later library in France
from Edith Wharton: A House Full of Rooms by Theresa Craig.]
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