Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Art of Spirited Away

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

You may remember when I posted about my Art of Howl’s Moving Castle book a few weeks back. My mum happened to gift me this beauty shortly after! The Art of Spirited Away contains wonderful screenshots and sketches, as well as information about how the movie was made and the screenplay. Another excellent companion for any fan of the movie. This was released in 2002 by VIZ Media, ISBN: 9781569317778.


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