PE Check123 Difference between revisions of "Bleeding Edge cover analysis" - Thomas Pynchon Wiki | Bleeding Edge

Difference between revisions of "Bleeding Edge cover analysis"

Line 3: Line 3:
 
The image of the server farm, which is on both the front and back covers, evokes two of the main themes in ''Bleeding Edge'' — the Internet and the World Trade Center twin towers.
 
The image of the server farm, which is on both the front and back covers, evokes two of the main themes in ''Bleeding Edge'' — the Internet and the World Trade Center twin towers.
  
The fact that the back cover shows this same image with no type over it, completely unadorned, really reinforces the twin towers connection. It wasn't until I saw the back cover that I made this connection.
 
  
Also, with its receding vanishing point perspective, the front and back cover image brings the dust jacket design on the first American edition of [http://v.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=V. ''V.''] (1963).
+
[[File:Server-Farm-At-Night_sm.jpg|left|200px|thumb||Image: Luis Martinez / Getty Images]]The fact that the back cover shows this same image with no type over it, completely unadorned, really reinforces the twin towers connection. It wasn't until I saw the back cover that I made this connection.
 +
 
 +
Also, with its receding vanishing point perspective, the front and back cover image brings to mind the dust jacket design on the first American edition of [http://v.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=V. ''V.''] (1963).

Revision as of 07:33, 11 September 2013

Bleeding Edge
Cover design: Evan Gaffney
Jacket Image: Luis Martinez/LuisMMolina//Getty Images
Publication date: Sep 17, 2013
The dust jacket for the first hardback edition, although technically in grayscale, has a shiny finish that reflects light in shifting colors depending on the angle from which it's viewed. There's likely a name for this effect, but I don't know it!

The image of the server farm, which is on both the front and back covers, evokes two of the main themes in Bleeding Edge — the Internet and the World Trade Center twin towers.


Image: Luis Martinez / Getty Images
The fact that the back cover shows this same image with no type over it, completely unadorned, really reinforces the twin towers connection. It wasn't until I saw the back cover that I made this connection.

Also, with its receding vanishing point perspective, the front and back cover image brings to mind the dust jacket design on the first American edition of V. (1963).

Personal tools