Cover of Jane Eyre by New York: Random House
I originally looked through all the art books looking for a book layout that I liked, but in the end, decided on a classic, Jane Eyre, to serve as my book layout inspiration. I can use this book as an example of how images are used in books because it has beautiful illustrated pictures interspersed throughout.The front and back covers of the book are entirely taken up by a drawing. There is no title on the front cover of the book, which adds an element of mystery to it. The title is found only on the spine, and it is in a simple font with elegant embellishments surrounding it. The title page is my favorite page of the book because of the way it combines text and image. There is a drawing of a tree with a man on a horse underneath it and the title of the book with the author is placed right in the middle of this drawing. When images are used throughout the book, they take up the entire page, and there is only one image per page. The text on the page is divided into two sections, a left hand and a right hand section. At the top of the pages there is elegant text with the title of the book.
Even though this is not an art book, it is very artfully made, and the integration of text with images are what I will mimick with my book layout.