6. Sartre à Barthes mais plus ça change
More of the same, but different, with cover art by James Lowe in 1975-84.Under Mike Dempsey's art direction the covers of the Fontana Modern Masters switched to a white background with cover art by James Lowe, a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools in London, who had been recommended to Dempsey by Fontana's non-fiction editor Bob Woodings. Lowe's geometric paintings and shaped canvases had been exhibited in Young Contemporaries at the Tate Gallery in 1967 and several exhibitions at the Redfern Gallery on Cork Street in 1967-70.
Lowe created three sets of cover art based on triangles, squares and finally circles under a new art director, Patrick Mortimer, following Dempsey's departure in 1979. The covers gave the books a fresh new look, like a gallery of shaped
canvases on white walls.
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