Absolutely beautiful cover, an AIGA 50 books/50 covers winner. The triple typeface combination coupled with the Chinese characters is awesome. Here's the synopsis from PW:
"In 1728, Emperor Yongzheng of China received a message from a distant subordinate advising that treason, in the form of a letter denouncing his regime, was abroad in the land. This new book by Yale scholar Spence (The Death of Woman Wang; The Search for Modern China; etc.) traces the intricate and surprising consequences of that disclosure."
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
From the writer of Butterfield 8, comes this classic novel published in 1934. It concerns a circle of wealthy party animals and one man's "rapid descent toward self-destruction". I think the type here is absolutely incredible and harkens back to those glamorous social clubs you see in black and white movies.
Posted by Tal at 11:06 PM