Art April, 30 2009

Wrapped in Color: Lithographic Book Covers and Jackets, 1890 to 1970

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At the turn of the century, book covers became a major focus of publishing houses. Realizing the marketing potential of finely articulated works, artists including Braque, Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso were all hired to create covers. Thanks to the ease of lithography and potential for large print runs, artists and publishers alike were spurred to experiment.

Wrapped in Color presents a rare collection of book covers and jackets. The exhibition runs at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to May 25, 2009.