Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!!
This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful book covers!
It also provides information,
if available, on their very talented creators!
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about Shelf Candy Saturday,
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Here's my choice for this week!
A Room with a View
Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Penguin Books, Ltd.
(Penguin Essentials Collection)
April 1, 2011
(first published 1908)
Classics, Historical Fiction,
Literary Fiction, Romance
Why do I love this cover?
The most eye-catching thing about this cover is the stylized flowers which beautifully frame the title and author's name. They are of various sizes, but yet, give the cover a unified, rhythmic, and very dynamic look. The sense of movement provided by these flowers, although subtle, contrasts very dramatically with the static figure, also stylized, of a young woman playing the piano.
Interestingly, the flowers have a sense of exuberance about them that also forms another very striking contrast, this time with the rather pale color of the background, which I must confess I don't like at all. In fact, I would have preferred a darker background; not dark enough so that the flowers wouldn't stand out, but enough so that it wouldn't be so distasteful. I hate having to use that word, but it's what came to mind when I first saw this cover.
In spite of the fact that I don't wholeheartedly love this cover, due to that very pale background, the strong design really does make it striking enough for me to have featured it here. It's a deceptively simple one, but yet, very effective.
As for the font, it, too, is a simple one. The title is italicized in order to make it look different from the letters of the author's name, which is a nice little touch.
In this particular case, I have been unable to find any information about the designer of this cover. The Amazon reader, which frequently helps, since one can find the name of the cover artist listed on the credits page, has not helped at all in this case. When I opened the reader, an entirely different edition appeared.....
What do you think of my
choice this week?
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