Monday, 6 September 2010

Carla van de Puttelaar on David Herbert Richards Lawrence

When Vintage Classics relaunched itself (for the seond time in what seemed just a few months) in 2007, it was partly with the express purpose of challenging Penguin Classics. What this has mostly meant is that we've got yet another edition of a Jane Austen or a Charles Dickens book that's already available in 3,298,447 editions already. This is a bit of a shame, as Vintage, as part of the vast Random House empire, has access to the copyrights a vast array of amazing literature--the hundreds of now out-of-print books from the Harvill Leopard library alone would be welcome additions to the list.

However, with some of the Vintage Classics which are already available from other publishers, they have done some nice cover work. The upcoming D. H. Lawrences, for example, will make use of the beautiful photographs of Dutch artist Carla van de Puttelaar, a world of pale skin, faint blemishes, blues and blacks.


Van de Puttelaar's work has been collected in a couple of books...


..and used in the past on a number of novels.

5 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Wow. Those are magnificent.

Beverly Brown said...

Stunning photographs. And the simple design lets the images speak for themselves.

Hildred said...

Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Surprise! This is your wife here. So, you see, I did read your blog today. Very good too, as always.

Do we have any books of Carla van de Puttelaar's work at home? If so, I might have a look at some today. Very nice work, and I like your description. What was it? A world of pale skin, bruises, blues and blacks, etc.

Love you!

PS There will be cake tonight!!!

JRSM said...

Cake! Breasts! Books! Wife! All the good stuff in one comment. Brilliant!