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IRANIAN BOOK DESIGN: [La Curée / The Kill] چهره يك زن


8°. [2] title page and portrait, 125 pp., original illustrated wrappers, printed in colour on the inner side of the back cover (wrappers with minor foxing, age-toning and minimal traces of use, otherwise in a good condition).

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For the translation of Émile Zola’s novel La Curée, which in Iranian translates into The Face of a Woman, the designer used a somehow overdramatic illustration of a face of a woman watching herself calmly observing a murder. The contemporary exaggerated features, influences by the late 1930s films noirs, make this cover a superb example of the Iranian pulp book cover design.

The back, equally attractive cover, is a combination of a photomontage, modern lines, Iranian title, a man disposing a body and a portrait of Edward G. Robinson.

The cover is a superb example of the relatively unknown and underappreciated Iranian graphic design of pulp editions.

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