Berlioz-inspired works of art : Book cover designs
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The images of the books are presented in chronology order of their publication.
This is a pedagogical book aimed at young children, published in Brazil and is accompanied by an audio CD. The text is in Portuguese and the CD contains a sample of recordings of Berlioz’s music.
This is a pedagogical book aimed at young children. The text is
by Pascal Fardet, and the illustrations by Christophe Ronus; it is accompanied
by an audio CD.
This edition was published in 1990 in Cardinal by Sphere
Books Ltd. The Illustration is by Paul Dickinson.
This is a biographical novel based on a televised series on Berlioz.
The engraving on the cover of the above book shows Harriet
Smithson in the role of Ophelia at the Théâtre
de l’Odéon in Paris where Berlioz first saw Harriet in Shakespeare’s Romeo
and Juliet (as Juliet) and Hamlet (as Ophelia).
Berlioz’s love for and marriage to Harriet Smithson
inspired Frank W Kenyon to write his novel Passionate Rebel, published
in1972 by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York.
The design of the book’s jacket, reproduced here, is by Biro. The building in the background is the Théâtre de l’Odéon.
This edition is a 1974 reprint of an earlier 1970 paperback
(soft cover) edition, published by Panther Books Ltd. The illustration is by
See also Michael Ayrton’s Berlioz-inspired
paintings reproduced in the above book.
© Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin. All rights of reproduction reserved.
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