BBC4: The Beauty of Books, featuring David Pearson

Last night BBC4 aired The Beauty of Books, an excellent programme about book cover design, made even more excellent by the appearance of one very handsome and rather articulate David Pearson (I know, amazing!). David waxes lyrical on 20th century cover design along with John Gray, Stephen Bayley and David Pelham (designer of the iconic Penguin paperback edition of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, pictured here). It was a perfect half hour, though we could have maybe done without the images of Pearson‘s distribution center.

Watch it on iPlayer until 7th March:


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