Title: A Dressing of Diamond

Photographer: George Krause
Author: Nicolas Freeling
Publisher: Harper & Row
Designer: Mario Rivoli


Image Title: Steps, Columbia, South Carolina 1961 [large detail]
Book Genre: Mystery

From one perspective, the cover artwork for Freeling's suspense novel is a highly accurate rendering, perhaps even a tracing, of an early George Krause photograph. From another, it is a rather gaudy overstatement which all but destroys the subtle eloquence of Krause's black & white original. I am unable to find a credit for Krause in any of the usual places, which may or may not suggest that the designer had little interest in the image other than as a template for his additions of color and pattern. KB