Lifelong Learning Lectures
The twentieth century witnessed the rapid evolution of the book cover from a functional protective layer into a complex visual presentation. This lecture will attempt to provide an overview of the history of jacket design and how it has developed into a sophisticated marketing tool signposting many aspects of the enclosed text prior to reading.
Other lectures in this series include:
- 'I see bad people': Is the sixth sense a moral sense?
- Secret ceramic worlds: The untold story of twentieth-century ceramic art
- Reformation England and the 'sense' of loss