Christopher Wilson on ‘Ways of Seeing’

“The book was jointly published by the BBC and Penguin. For [Richard] Hollis, a significant share of credit for the book belonged to the art editor at BBC Books, Peter Campbell, ‘because he just let us get on with it.’ If Penguin had supervised the book, ‘it would have had the fastidiously traditional hand of [art director] Hans Schmoller on it.’ When a copy of the book arrived at Schmoller’s office, he was so enraged by the heavy type and the alignments (‘Is this image supposed to be centered?’) that he hurled it down a corridor – a tantrum Hollis still recalls with glee.”

— Christopher Wilson on 1972’s Ways of Seeing (via)