Pierre Boulle. Le pont de la rivière Kwaï. Club du meilleur livre, 1953

“In Massin's book designs for the Club du Meilleur Livre, there is only one constant: the height. Everything else is variable: the elements that bibliophiles love -cover materials and endpapers- as well as the typography. The prelims of some of the novels have a highly cinematic feel and consist of multiple pages, in some cases up to twenty.”

 

Matthieu Lomman. The Book of books: 500 years of graphic innovation. London: Thames & Hudson, 2012 (p. 372)