Djuna Barnes. Nightwood. New Directions, 1945

“Lustig’s most striking jackets present complex contrasts between fields of color, line and form, image and text. His jacket for Djuna Barne’s Nightwood is composed of an asymmetrical balance of jagged shapes like those in Clyfford Still’s paintings, juxtaposed with thin calligraphic strokes and dense, aggressive masses of tangled lines.”

 

Ned Drew, Paul Sternberg. By its cover: modern American book cover design. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005 (p. 46)