Faber and Faber: 90 Years of Excellence in Cover Design
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 18:30
Post Graduate Medical Centre Derriford Hospital Plymouth PL6 5AA
Faber and Faber is the last of the great publishing houses to remain independent. This lecture traces its history through its illustrations, covers and designs.
Since its foundation in 1925, Faber and Faber is the last of the great publishing houses to remain independent. This lecture traces its history through its illustrations, covers and designs. It features artists from Rex Whistler and Barnett Freedman to Peter Blake and Damien Hirst
This talk will discuss book covers and photos of key individuals to illustrations of the concepts behind the designs. The talk is also peppered with personal insight and anecdote, whether it is Lord of The Flies being rescued off the slush pile, or the decision made while he was Managing Director to turn down Life of Pi.
Has written two works of narrative history, Stradivarius and Fabergé's Eggs, published by Macmillan in the UK and Random House in the US, and given lectures associated with these two subjects at venues including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Library of Congress and the Huntington Library, as well as a number of literary festivals. His career began with Natural Sciences at Cambridge and has been through investment banking, management consulting and five years as managing director of the publishing company founded by his grandfather, Faber and Faber, where he remains on the board. He is also non-executive Chairman of its sister company, Faber Music and a director of Liverpool University Press and the Copyright Licensing Agency.