Henry James. The Aspern papers; The Europeans. New Directions, 1950

“While a cover such as the one Lustig designed for Henry James’s The Aspern Papers and The Europeans, with its disciplined geometric composition and subtle shifts in earthy tones, may have been reminiscent of El Lissitzky or Kandinsky, Lustig adapted their visual language to make it his own.”

 

Ned Drew, Paul Sternberger. Purity of aim: the book jacket designs of Alvin Lustig. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010 (p. 37)