Tag Archive: Book Design

“The Art of the Book” at the German Ambassador’s Residence

Levin Kipnis  Alef-bet  Drawings by Ze’ev Raban  Berlin, 1923

The LBI exhibit “The Art of the Book” covers centuries of contributions by German Jews to literary culture.  The “people of the book” have shaped the culture of the written word not just as authors, but also as collectors, designers, and illustrators.  Although the exhibit is at the German Ambassador’s residence and not currently open…

“The Art of the Book” Presents LBI Collections on Jewish Book Art at German Ambassador’s Residence

Renata Stein and Klaus Scharioth

As part of the Leo Baeck Institute’s ongoing cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington, DC, Ambassador Klaus Scharioth opened the third exhibition in his residence featuring objects from LBI collections. “The Art of the Book” is devoted to the contributions of Jewish writers, illustrators, designers, publishers and collectors to literature and learning in Germany.

LBI Acquires Significant Collection of Books Designed by Artist George Salter

George Salter's cover for the German edition of "The 42nd Parallel" by John Dos Passos

LBI has acquired an extensive collection of about 200 books with covers designed by George Salter, who helped define the art of book design during a career that spanned from the 1930’s through the 1960’s in Berlin and New York.

Exhibition: The Art of the Book, Illustration and Design

George Salter's cover for "Berlin Alexanderplatz" by Alfred Döblin

This exhibition features a number of recently acquired books designed by George Salter, who revolutionized the art of book design over a career that spanned decades in Berlin and New York, lending iconic images to works by Kafka, Mann, and Faulkner. It also showcases a wide and diverse range of other books from the LBI collections.