New Directions

The Meeting of Modern Minds

In Alvin Lustig’s cover design for Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems, one shape moves by the other, led by its emanation. Rising to the surface, from field to foreground, negative space turns positive. Infinite mutations form a continuum that is hard-edged yet sensuous.
Alvin Lustig, Ezra Pound, New Directions, poetry, book cover design, Black Mountain College, modernism