Title: The Shaw Alphabet Edition of Androcles and the Lion

Photographer: Yousuf Karsh
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Penguin
Designer: Germano Facetti


Image Title: George Bernard Shaw
Photo Genre: Portrait
Book Genre: Play

The cover of Shaw's Androcles and the Lion (published in the in english and text of his own idiosyncratic alphabet) uses a detail of Karsh's 1943 portrait of the playwright and notable comment on the 'art' of photography ("A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity")

Click on Point of Interest at right to see the cover (with opacity lowered) combined with the original image.